Monthly Book Giveaway - January 2023

Beer Faucet Handle


My Hungarian wife’s niece recently became an au pair for a family in Maryland. The husband makes beer and sent me some. From photos my niece sent, this fellow has his homemade beer on tap and he’s missing one handle. I hope to get a case next time she comes to visit. :-)

The stem is walnut and the frame is maple. The center of the frame is some scrap that I painted with chalk board paint on both sides so he can identify his beer. It’s finished with Danish oil (just put it on). The walnut came from my parents farm. I picked it up last year and it’s been drying out in my garage for a while. It’s got quite a nice grain from being a branch with a couple of knots in it. It doesn’t show up well in the photos, though. The mitres aren’t the greatest. That’s always a challenge for me.

Losing fingers since 1969

Good job Brian

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Nice work Brian, I can see more than a case in your future for that beauty.


From your lips to God’s ears! It’s really good beer too.

Losing fingers since 1969

Watch out for home brew its good for giving you a thumping headache next morning.
When my Dad was alive he also made home brew and if I visited he made me feel like one of his prodical sons had returned and next day I paid for it big time!!

Nice work I am sure it will be appreciated.

Regards Rob