I have made pieces of equipment for the Head Distiller for Spirit of French Lick. Alan Bishop uses all of them either in experimentation or with his traveling show Hell's Half Acre. This project was one of my favorites.
Copper Spirit Thieves
I make copper spirit thieves by hand. The shell is 1" diameter copper tubing that has been cut, formed, welded, and polished. The handles are hand hammered, formed and then also welded to the thief. Most are gifts to friends, the rest are donated for charity auctions.