Mash paddle for the 2014 National Homebrewers Competition

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Project by KnotCurser posted 06-28-2014 06:32 PM 1372 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This year I was hired to create the award/trophy for the American Homebrewers Competition’s 2014 Radegast Club of the year. This was given out by the American Homebrewers Assoc. and HopUnion LLC.

Here’s a small description of what this prize is: ”Named for the Slavic god of hospitality who is credited with creating beer, the Radegast Club of the Year award is not achieved through competition, but with community building efforts that benefit the greater good and local society.” Taken from the AHA's website on this topic.

The paddle is a 42” long piece of solid Ash with very nice grain. Since the winners were selected in advance of the competition I was able to carve their logo into the center of the paddle area. The AHA Logo is on the right and HopUnion’s Logo is on the left.

Pic Four shows the happy winners holding their trophy as well as some really large checks – I wonder if they can just take them to the bank like that? ;-)

All the carving work was accomplished using a combination of my CNC Router and Hand-Carving tools.

This was a really nice honor for me – while I was called upon in the past to create awards for the AHA’s competitions, I feel this is one of the nicest awards they present.



-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: [email protected] /

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#1 posted 06-28-2014 07:06 PM

Congrats to you and the winners! I really wanted to go this year but could not. Started a nice batch of IPA instead!

-- “Weird heroes and mould-breaking champions exist as living proof to those who need it that the tyranny of 'the rat race' is not yet final.” ― Hunter S. Thompson

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#2 posted 06-28-2014 07:26 PM

That will be a nice momento for the winner .
Very well done !

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#3 posted 06-28-2014 07:33 PM

Neat. And well done Bob.
That ash has a grain which follows the handle, nice.

Good job Sir,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#4 posted 06-29-2014 03:06 AM

another good one , and yes it had to be a honor ,very well done

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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