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Old 20-12-2016, 09:37 AM   #1
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Wanted to try my new capper last night, realised I didn't have a bottle opener in the garage so turned one



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Fantastic!

I see your a wood worker are you an AG brewer? Have you made a mash paddle yet? I've seen some fantastic ones on the interwebs but all the hard wood ones I've seen for sale are at least 20 quid
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Fantastic!

I see your a wood worker are you an AG brewer? Have you made a mash paddle yet? I've seen some fantastic ones on the interwebs but all the hard wood ones I've seen for sale are at least 20 quid
In the process of buying stuff for BIAB, I'll definitely make a paddle. Not sure if I'll turn the handle and have a flat blade or have the whole thing flat, project for the new year.

Also going to make a scoop for the grain similar to these https://i.ytimg.com/vi/e5-A28EEhbI/maxresdefault.jpg

Gotta have something to do while your mashing xD
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In the process of buying stuff for BIAB, I'll definitely make a paddle. Not sure if I'll turn the handle and have a flat blade or have the whole thing flat, project for the new year.

Also going to make a scoop for the grain similar to these https://i.ytimg.com/vi/e5-A28EEhbI/maxresdefault.jpg

Gotta have something to do while your mashing xD
Those scoops are so cool. Wonder what other bits of HB kit a woodworker could make for themselves?
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That's a good looking bottle opener. I need to get round to clearing space in the garage for a lathe and things.


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Jump on the band wagon with bespoke HB items designed by yourself with Homebrewers in mind.Nice little sideline.
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Jump on the band wagon with bespoke HB items designed by yourself with Homebrewers in mind.Nice little sideline.
TBH with a young family I struggle to get time to make things for myself, I try to accommodate when people ask for things but I never make money.

That bottle opener was £3.90 for the actual bottle opener, the timber would be maybe £3 then P&P your up to almost £10 already. It took me about 40 mins with setting it all up, cutting the blank then making it. They sell for about £20 on the craft sites, not many people willing to pay £20 for a bottle opener
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You never know till you try.I have a brother in law who does painting, photography and has small CNC type router and he does plaques and pictures but your right it can be quite a niche market but you never know until you try.I do sympathise though as I have 4 children myself.

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Knocked up a quick paddle, not 100% happy but it'll do. Timbers a bit wet still so will finish/sand it when its dried a bit more
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