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Curly Maple Carvers Mallet (Mallet Swap 2014)

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Project by Eddie posted 07-01-2014 04:08 PM 988 views 4 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 07-01-2014 04:52 PM

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. - http://timetestedtools.com

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Sanding2day

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#2 posted 07-01-2014 04:58 PM

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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John Stegall

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#3 posted 07-01-2014 05:05 PM

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

-- jstegall

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489tad

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#4 posted 07-01-2014 05:17 PM

That is a beautiful piece. That figure is fantastic.

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

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7Footer

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#5 posted 07-01-2014 05:27 PM

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

-- Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes." -

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#6 posted 07-01-2014 05:37 PM

Nice Wood, Better Mallet !!!

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

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bigblockyeti

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#7 posted 07-01-2014 05:44 PM

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

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Eddie

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#8 posted 07-01-2014 07:51 PM

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

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Hammerthumb

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#9 posted 07-01-2014 10:34 PM

You did that piece of wood justice Eddie. Beautiful.

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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#10 posted 07-01-2014 10:42 PM

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

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PAJA

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#11 posted 07-02-2014 12:47 AM

Beautiful balance and a hell of a choice in wood!

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

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HillbillyShooter

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#12 posted 07-02-2014 01:05 AM

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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Eddie

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#13 posted 07-02-2014 03:05 PM

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 07-03-2014 01:28 AM

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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