Making of Poe Book tap handle

Have you ever wondered what's invovled with making the Poe book series tap handles? Its quite a process and involves a lot of hand-crafted artistry.  There were 3 initial concepts for the tap handle (first 3 images below).  After carefull consideration, we chose the "book" concept for our tap handles. They are very distinct (and costly) but  but right in line with our Poe themes.

The Poe head mold was made from a wooden hand-carved Poe Head. The "books" were made from 2 x 4s and painted base black. Each head is hand painted and thus, somewhat unique.

Poe book series tap handles can be purchased in our online store in the Breweriana items.  Click here.

Below is a series of photos which walks you through the step-by-step process. For best viewing of this gallery, click on the first image to enlarge it, then in the pop up window either start a slide show or click "next".

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00a Tap handle book
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00a Tap handle book
00b Tap handle  spire
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00b Tap handle spire
00c Tap handle pillar
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00c Tap handle pillar
01 Poe head molds being formed
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01 Poe head molds being formed
02 Poe head being formed in mold
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02 Poe head being formed in mold
03 Danielle trimming recently cast Poe head
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03 Danielle trimming recently cast Poe head
04 Poes on a stick
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04 Poes on a stick
05 Danielle painting Poe heads
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05 Danielle painting Poe heads
06 Close up of heads
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06 Close up of heads
06 Poe heads drying
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06 Poe heads drying
07 Heads close up
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07 Heads close up
08 wooden 2x4s carved as books
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08 wooden 2x4s carved as books
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