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    This years mash paddle - arm bones.

    Something a bit different for this years homebrew club competition, an arm bone mash paddle (used to stir the grain, although I suspect the fellow who won it will hang it on the wall next to the open twist one he won last year, its like he's collecting them all ).

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    An unusual piece, what is the size of the paddle and the wood?

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    Its about "arms length" Which worked out to around 30" long. The hand is to scale for my hand and just a bit under 6" wide at the widest part (with lightly splayed fingers).

    I used alder, which is most definitely NOT my favourite carving wood, but its relatively soft and I was on a rather short timeline so rapid material removal was a bonus. I was able to mitigate some of that by brushing on a top coat of General Finishes Endurovar which kind of plasticizes the top 0.5-1.0mm or so and allowed cleanup cuts in the troublesome areas (the arm bones were well behaved for the most part, but there was a rather nasty bit of grain reversal right around the little finger that gave me fits).

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    Very cool, Ryan. Imagine the double take from an unsuspecting guest coming into the kitchen and seeing that sticking out of a huge pot of bubbling liquid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Calver View Post
    Very cool, Ryan. Imagine the double take from an unsuspecting guest coming into the kitchen and seeing that sticking out of a huge pot of bubbling liquid.
    Thanks Ted, that was definitely my chuckle for the morning

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