|Forum topic by Dallas||posted 02-15-2013 12:48 AM||774 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
02-15-2013 12:48 AM
My brother asked me to make a mash paddle for his small beer brewing operation.
My question is with hollowing out the center. How?
I don’t have any rounded chisels, so that’s out…. I’ve spent too much on tools lately to ask for more money.
I thought about using the router with a curved template and a core box bit…. is this feasible?
I also thought about getting my next door neighbor to hold the paddle over the table saw while the blade is spinning, but decided against that as my walls don’t have any finish on them and blood makes splotches. ;)
Another question I had was on construction, finish, and type of wood. Maple? Walnut? Black Cherry? Hickory? Pitch Pine? Balsa? Olive? mineral oil finish? no finish? solid? Laminated? Laminated side by side or one on top of the other?
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