Bottle opener and carved hop!

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Project by Tom Regnier posted 08-31-2018 09:00 PM 702 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

There’s only so many beer related items a woodworker can come up with so I got creative and tried my hand at carving a hop.
I traced a pattern and cut it on my bandsaw then took a small gouge to it and just kept at it. I almost gave up on it as it was looking a little rough at first. I used a milk paint that is a pretty good match to an actual hop and hit it with some shellac and wax.
The bottle opener is of unknown species…a gift from the mallet swap!
Thanks for looking

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#1 posted 08-31-2018 11:37 PM

That’s a nice hop cone, and a handy opener, Tom. Nice work!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#2 posted 09-01-2018 07:11 AM

Nice projects. I agree on beer themes -there are endless possibilities and ideas. Nice green colour.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 09-01-2018 11:14 AM

Nice looking set! Both are well done. The carving on the hop is excellent.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#4 posted 09-02-2018 06:57 PM

Great job on the carving Tom! Who sent you the wood you used for the opener? I assume he would know what it is.

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#5 posted 09-02-2018 08:13 PM

My mallet swap partner sent it to me but couldn’t remember what it was.

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#6 posted 09-04-2018 01:35 PM

Super creative Tom. I love the carved hop idea. Definitely thinking outside the box on that one!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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