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This Mash Paddle was created for a very nice customer living in Arizona.

She intends to give this to her husband as a gift for the Holidays.

The paddle is solid cherry and measures around 44 inches long by 3 1/2 inches wide at the paddle end. It's a tad over an inch thick.

I used my CNC Router to do the carving work in the handle and my scrollsaw to slowly cut out the hops flowers in the paddle area.

The figure in this wood is fantastic - I really loved making this one!

Cheers

-bob

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Looks great!
I need to make one for my brother but it probably won't get done this yer.
 

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Wow! Really nice! Did you use a spiral saw blade to do the scroll sawing on the paddle? Beautifully cut.
 

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Anna,

Yes, I used a #7 Spiral Blade - The only reason I bought blades so big was to do mash paddles. ;-)

-bob
 

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Very nice Bob. I have never seen one of these before or knew what it was used for, but my wife guessed it was used for brewing beer and she was right!
 

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Mike,

Thanks for the prompting of this reply!

"What's a Mash Paddle" you ask? View this quick video of the owner of Dogfish Head Brewery who is using one of my mash paddles and you will understand. He ordered one that was around 50% larger than the one pictured in this project.

Oh! And the finish on this paddle is 100% food-grade mineral oil - beer safe!
 
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