Curly Maple Carvers Mallet (Mallet Swap 2014)

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Project by Eddie posted 62 days ago 870 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While I originally thought I would make a heavier joiners mallet for the swap, I had this piece of curly maple just begging to be shown off.

I did my best to let nature do its thing and flaunt it. Added some elegant curves to the handle to up her appeal and desire to be touched.

This one went out to none other than the master plane hoarder himself Don W!
Enjoy it my friend, and use her well.

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Don W

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#1 posted 62 days ago

its almost to nice to hit things with. The first couple of strikes are going to hurt. Thanks for the fine tool!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#2 posted 62 days ago

Nice work Eddie… That is one beautiful piece of Maple and a fine mallet which will no doubt be enjoyed! Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#3 posted 62 days ago

Curly maple often asks to be shown off, you did that well.

-- jstegall

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#4 posted 62 days ago

That is a beautiful piece. That figure is fantastic.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#5 posted 62 days ago

Eddie that is a fantastic mallet. Beautiful piece of maple too. Well done!

-- If a kid asks where rain comes from, I think a cute thing to tell him is "God is crying." And if he asks why God is crying, another cute thing to tell him is "Probably because of something you did." -

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#6 posted 62 days ago

Nice Wood, Better Mallet !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#7 posted 62 days ago

The figure in that Maple is great, I too would be afraid to actually use it.

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#8 posted 62 days ago

Thats why i thought it was fitting for a carvers mallet—less beating and more tapping :)

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#9 posted 62 days ago

You did that piece of wood justice Eddie. Beautiful.

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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#10 posted 62 days ago

It would be hard to beat that one up. Looks great.

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#11 posted 61 days ago

Beautiful balance and a hell of a choice in wood!

-- PAJA - Zootown, Montana "It's the Indian, not the arrow"

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#12 posted 61 days ago

Beautiful wood and sweet design—a winner in my book.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#13 posted 61 days ago

Thank you guys for the compliments! It was a lot of fun joining in my first swap here. And unexpectedly fulfilling to make something for another woodworker!

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#14 posted 60 days ago

That is some amazing maple….looks a lot like the one i received in the first mallet swap…..Great job Eddie

-- Greg in Ontario, Canada

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