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Blog entry by madts posted 05-06-2013 10:40 PM 1087 reads 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The other day I received my new Bad Ass Nice Ash. What a beauty. Just as advertised. Then I needed to adjust it all I had was a 5 oz. ball peen, a framing hammer and a major wood adjuster. None of those worked. The ball peen came the closest but the metal just had too much force.

So I decided to embark on making some wooden mallets to adjust the small beast. Below are some pic’s of the fun I had making tools to adjust the new tool.

The smallest is the best for very small adjustments. Next size up is also good. The others are best for chisels and such. But I had a lot of fun making them. All heads are cherry 8/4 stock tapered to look good. Handles are cherry on the smallest, oak the rest. I use mortice and tenon construction and the rivets are square copper nails with roves on each side. All in all a fun project.
The ruler on the bench is 12” long, just for scale.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.



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#1 posted 05-06-2013 10:51 PM

Call the big one “Mjölnir” by any chance?

Nice work. How’s that plane working out?

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#2 posted 05-06-2013 10:57 PM

good looking hammers, man !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#3 posted 05-06-2013 11:01 PM

The plane takes some getting use to as I have not use a wooden plane in 40 years. Otherwise a very nice piece of equipment.
“Mjölnir” Is it’s name from now on. Renners have you read “Grendal and Beowulf”. The names in that book are just out of this world.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#4 posted 05-06-2013 11:22 PM

Didn’t read the book Madts, but I saw the film on the telly. Quite bizarre watching an animated Ray Winstone for an hour and a half “I will kill your Grendal” etc. Those Vikings knew how to party, that’s for sure.

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#5 posted 05-07-2013 03:22 AM

Yes renners, I think those Vikings got a kick out of live and died young. I went to the Viking museum in Roskilde, and those guys lived a very hard live. All I can say is that we have nothing to complain about.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#6 posted 05-07-2013 03:40 AM

Sweet Jesus and Lord Tundering

it starts over again

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#7 posted 05-07-2013 07:22 AM

Super cool mallets, I love the design and the little details.
Now you will have one for every task.
Can we see some more pics of the plane, please.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#8 posted 05-07-2013 02:23 PM

Mads, here are some pics of my new wood plane. The steel is 6.5 mm thick and 37 mm. wide. It is so heavy that the smallest tap from the mallet makes it move a lot. That is why I made new lightweight mallets.

Enjoy, because I am. By the way Mads, I will be in Københaven the last 3 weeks of July.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#9 posted 05-07-2013 03:05 PM

Thats a beauty.
What a wonderful Iron!
Congrat.
Keep me informed when you are in copenhagen, I will PM you my phone number.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#10 posted 07-18-2013 10:49 PM

I can officially say I am a Lucky bastard!
http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/36923
Thank you Madts!

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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