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Home brewing competition prize – custom wood beer tap handles
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Every year I sponsor the Reddit home brewing competition.  2016 was my third year and I offered up a custom tap handle to three winners.  The winners have no restrictions on their prize and I work with them to make their prize exactly like their vision.  This winner decided to have the Reddit home brewing logo on the top as well as some personal...

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Bangin’ Banjo Brewery tap handles
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I had received an email from one of Florida’s newest brewery asking if I could make them custom tap handles in the shape of a banjo.  After a little work in Inkscape I had an initial design that I used to create a sample handle.  After a few minor revisions we had a final design.  These handles are all etched on the laser and...

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Coffee on tap – coffee tap handles
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I was asked by a new coffee company in New York to make tap handles for their coffee on tap.  The owner sent over a basic render of what he was looking for and asked for dark and light tap handle.  Maple and walnut were the obvious choices for this project.  The top is walnut with a custom paint job and the bottom is...

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Chalkboard beer tap handle with design window
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  These tap handles are only available at Hannison Woodworks.  I was looking to design a beer tap handle that would provide the ultimate flexibility in showing off what you have on tap.  Each tap handle comes with a removable plexiglass window that you are able to put your logo or any design of your choosing under.  The chalkboard portion allows you to write...

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Cherry circle beer tap handle
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This custom 4″ cherry beer tap handle was requested by a client that wanted her design etched on a handle.  Since this design was a circle, it was very important to have the tap handle cut exactly to her specs for a proper look.  The handle was cut using a cnc router, and then laser etched with her design.  Finished with polyurethane and buffed...

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Cold brew coffee tap handles
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As the cold brew coffee market picks up, I have been making more tap handles for coffee on tap.  This project was for the highly regarded Jittery John’s cold brew coffee.  The client supplied the logo and font, and this was the design that they decided to go with.  This batch of tap handles was made with curly walnut and painted a bright white, making...

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Custom brewery beer tap handles
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As one of my favorite projects for 2014, I have created custom wooden beer tap handles for a beer brewery in London.  I was provided a sketch and a logo, and designed the tap handles according to the specifications of the client.  This project had a tight budget which I was able to adhere to while delivering to the client exactly what he wanted....

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Walnut beer tap handles
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These beer tap handles were a custom order for a new local restaurant that is opening shortly.  They have a beautiful cement bar and did not want the traditional beer tap handles from the breweries.  We discussed multiple options, and in the end the client decided on a similar look for all of the handles. These custom walnut tap handles were all hand turned...

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King and queen chess piece beer tap handles
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These beer tap handles were a custom order for an awesome looking home bar setup.  Made out of maple burl, the king measures 5″ tall, with the queen slightly shorter.  Both were finished with a glossy wipe on polyurethane.  Both were hand turned with no...

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Banksia nut vase
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Banksia nut vase

Mar 1, 2014

This has been on my to do list for way too long.  I finally got in my shipment of banksia nuts, and after a little research, I was ready to go.  The most important advice I found online was to load up on the face protection.  Luckily for me, I do not have a picture of that.  I went into this with eye protection,...

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Amboyna burl bottle stopper
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This project started off as an awesome beer tap handle.  While finishing it on the lathe, I applied too much pressure and broke it in half.  It was an expensive mistake, but I was able to salvage it and turn it into this bottle stopper.  These have been on my to do list, so it was a good excuse to make...

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Walnut and sycamore cutting board
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This cutting board is made from locally harvested walnut and sycamore lumber.  It has been planed down to the desired thickness and sanded smooth to 600 grit.  It has been assembled and completed with FDA approved materials. It measures approximately 16 1/2″” x 9 3/4″ x 3/4″. It can be viewed in at my Etsy shop...

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Walnut and cherry cutting board
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This butcher block cutting board is made from locally harvested walnut and cherry lumber. It is approximately 9 1/4″ x 10 1/4″ x 1 1/2″. It is finished with a food safe mineral oil, and constructed with FDA approved glues.   It can be viewed on my Etsy shop here....

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Maple burl beer tap handle with turquoise accents
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Recently turned maple burl beer tap handle. I have filled the small defects in with a turquoise stone dust and sanded smooth. This tap was finished with many coats of high gloss tung oil, then polished with a paste wax, giving it a great shine. It would be a wonderful addition to any bar. It has a nice shape and feel to it, including...

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Magnetic Bottle Openers
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These bottle openers have strong rare earth magnets embedded in them so you can stick them to any metal surface.  Magnets in the bottom catch the caps as you open your bottle.  These are huge hits as gifts, and have received great reviews.  I make may different patterns, and can custom make just about any design you want. Check them all out on my...

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Bolt action pen with blue box elder burl
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This 30 caliber bolt action pen is a great gift for the gun enthusiast. The pen mechanism is controlled by the bolt action, which has a very smooth feel to it. The pen is made with a box elder burl dyed blue. It is finished to an extremely smooth shine, designed to last a lifetime. Other box elder burl colors are available upon request....

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Live edge walnut cheese board
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This is a beautiful cheese board/serving tray made from walnut. I kept the live edge on this piece, but cleaned it up to give it a great look. The edge makes this whole piece special in my opinion. The bark has been sanded to a smooth finish and then sealed with multiple coatings of butcher block finish. The many colors that came through on...

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Treble clef music note beer tap handle
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This beer tap handle came in as a custom request into my shop.  It was made out of locally harvested walnut from a local sawyer. The top was cut out on the scroll saw and the bottom was turned on the lathe.  It was joined with waterproof glue and finished with two coats of tung oil. Custom beer tap handles are surprisingly affordable and...

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Rustic bar sign made out of live edge walnut
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This beautiful rustic bar sign is made from live edge black walnut. This piece of walnut works great for this sign as the words are all outlined by the sap wood of the walnut. The dimensions of this sign are 17.5″ x 10.5″ x 1/2″. The bar letters are each 3″ tall and roughly 2.5″ wide. The “THE” word is 4″ tall and 1.25″...

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Curly koa cigar pen
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Curly koa cigar pen

Oct 21, 2013

This heavyweight pen was hand made from curly koa. The wood features a great grain pattern that is complimented by the chrome hardware. This ballpoint pen would be a great gift for any professional. Koa is the best known of the endemic Hawaiian woods. It is recognized world wide for it’s remarkable variety of grain figure which ranges from plain, to curly, to deep...

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