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Project by Kevin_S posted 04-21-2016 03:59 AM 1131 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally got around to making a tap handle which was my excuse for buying a mini lathe in the first place. I had to get my skills up to where I felt I wouldn’t ruin the piece of alligator juniper this handle is made of. I got the wood at World of Wood in Albuquerque NM when I was visiting family there. I would love to get my hands on more, but that will have to wait for my next visit.

The finish is boiled linseed oil and lacquer.

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#1 posted 04-21-2016 05:13 AM

Pretty wood and excellent turning.

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#2 posted 04-21-2016 02:47 PM

Makes me thirsty, whats in that keezer?

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#3 posted 04-21-2016 10:33 PM

That is a good looking tap handle!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 04-22-2016 12:44 AM

So much classier looking than the plastic black ones. My son and I put an extension between the freezer he bought and the lid in order to accommodate 4 taps. It turned out well and gave him the height needed to put his kegs in there. Of course, he rigged the electronics so that it cooled instead of froze.

Seeing your handle makes me want to get a lathe and make him a nice handle as well.

-- Joe - I am not entirely worthless, I can always serve as a bad example.

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#5 posted 04-22-2016 02:02 AM

Phil, that first tap has a Dunkel. The middle tap is a hard cider that is just about empty. And the third tap is my root beer tap.

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