Rough Creek Ranch Tap Handle

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Project by AlanGwiz posted 197 days ago 895 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Rough Creek Ranch Tap Handle

Part of the Gwiz Shop 2013 Christmas Gifts, this one to a family friend.

Wood Types: I used Purple Heart (Peltogyne) for the ring and dark accents. The lighter wood for cross hairs and center line is Maple (Acer saccharum). Only used in the hour glass shape of the handle is a type of Tiger Wood I believe to be Coula edulis, but I’m not 100% sure on the species. The Hourse Shoe is Padauk (Pterocarpus soyauxii).

The mirroring double R was burned into the Maple with a wood burning pen.

All the wood was purchased from House of Hardwood in Los Angeles


-- Alan Gwiz, (my day job)

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#1 posted 197 days ago

very cool, love the different woods, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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#2 posted 197 days ago

What a great project this would look so good on my keg system. Ill send you the address…LOL
Great details….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 197 days ago

Great Job! What a visually beautiful piece! You are very talented… I hope Rough Creek decides to order a 100 from you.

—- Do what makes you happy, life is too short——

-- David, Norwood Mass,

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#4 posted 197 days ago

Thank you guys! I’ve had an account with Lumberjocks for a while now, but just kind of forgot about it and never posted anything. Now that my first post is up, I have a bunch more coming. I hope you like them.

- Alan Gwiz


-- Alan Gwiz, (my day job)

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#5 posted 197 days ago

This is a beutiful tap handle! Anyone would be proud to have that in their bar. You do really nice work.

-- Tommy

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#6 posted 197 days ago

Good looking handle! Nice details

-- You don't have a custom made heirloom fly fishing Net?

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#7 posted 197 days ago

Beautiful work, so very unusual.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#8 posted 196 days ago

Amaizing turning. So many work I soppose.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 192 days ago

That’s one fancy tap handle, cool design, attractive wood combo and great finish.

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