I finally got the Custom Intarsia tap handles and tower complete.
This was a challenging little project which tested my Intarsia skills(and patience) but was fun to do.The client is very pleased.The tower is made from mahogany and features a removable back to access the tap installation and hoses. Threaded inserts were installed to provide a way to attach it to the bar top. The curved sides were made by laminating thin pieces to form the curve.
Each of the tap handles consist of 40 pieces for the intarsia with 5 coats of spray-on poly for the finish. The woods used are:
letters,nose, eye pupils -ebony
chest ,muzzle and bottle label- cherry
foam and eyes-holly
bottle- lignum vitae
The card holders are made from antique mahogany
Can’t wait to see it all set up.
On to the next project—Complete restoration of a “Buch’s Pennsylvania 3” cornsheller Circa 1897
-- Mike --www.midlothianwoodworks.com