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    Tap Handle - WIP

    I have a friend that is coverting a 1924 dairy barn into a man cave/kid's playhouse. His FIL gave him his old kegorator but it has a Bass beer tap handle...he hates Bass beer and said he needed to find a new one. He's given me TONS of wood for turning and I've given him a couple of pieces in return.

    This is my first try at a tap handle...the plan is to cut a flat "paddle" at the top and carve or rout the letter T for his last name on it. If that doesn't work, I'll just make another one that is all round. It's 8" tall and is out of some oak he gave me awhile back. The second pic is so you can see what it will look like on the kegorator. Will post more pictures once completed. Hopefully he likes it and we can try it out...a few times.
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    Lookin' forward to final results.
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    Really cool idea Jeff. Can't wait to see what yo come up with
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    Hope to see the final results soon.

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    Now that's my kinda project!!
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    Looks like that should work just fine.
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    Once finished and installed, this type of turning requires major testing and retesting... That's the best part!

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    I'll have to tell you, I like the unfinished handle part. Gives it a rugged, cool kind of look...
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    And carving the "T" into by hand and leaving the roughness, well, that might add a lot of cool...

    I'm trying to channel my inner Toni here, but it would be great to see what the master carver thinks...
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    Looking good so far, Jeff. Ya know, you could maybe try Brent's idea of leaving the wood rough and carving the T, and if you didn't like it, you could then sand it flat and go with your original idea.

    BTW, that second photo must have been hard to take. Standing your lathe on end like that is always such a pain. At least for me it is.
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