CustomTap Handles

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Blog series by wdkits1 updated 10-03-2012 02:52 PM 2 parts 3540 reads 13 comments total

Part 1: The Nitty Gritty

09-02-2012 12:04 AM by wdkits1 | 9 comments »

OK, that might seem like a strange title for a work in progress but I think after you see this project you”ll understand the reason. I’ve been doing Intarsia for a long time and pride myself in putting lots of detail into my pieces by using only natural colored wood, detail carving and using lots of itty bitty pieces to add as much realism as I can to my work.Last week I was asked to make some custom Beer Tap Handles for a guy here in town that has his own home brewery. He sent me...

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Part 2: Patience Pays Off

10-03-2012 02:52 PM by wdkits1 | 4 comments »

Hi Everyone 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...

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