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El Mallet para el Swapo

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Project by BigRedKnothead posted 07-01-2014 06:27 PM 2238 views 4 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the bubinga and white oak mallet I made for the swap. It was basically a series of of lamination’s and shaping the handle with a spokeshave. The 1/2” brass pins are driven all the way through. To finish it off I used a little woodburning pen to sign “rojo” on the base. Glad I made two so I could keep one;-)

This was sent to LJ GMatheson somewhere north of here called “Canada.” It really is a drag that you have to go there to get milk in a bag. Sorry, Canada always makes me think of this old ska song.
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-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer





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#1 posted 07-01-2014 06:36 PM

It’s a beauty! Love the brass.

-- ~Tony

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#2 posted 07-01-2014 06:41 PM

Very cool… Twins :) Nice looking mallets. Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#3 posted 07-01-2014 06:43 PM

Wonderfully exicuted, and FIY Jeff the Girl is a good friend of mine.

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#4 posted 07-01-2014 07:09 PM

Beautiful pair.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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#5 posted 07-01-2014 07:34 PM

No kiddin Todd. I love me some FIF.

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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#6 posted 07-01-2014 07:49 PM

this thing is freakin awesome. I love the design!! and i bet the brass really helps pack a punch

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#7 posted 07-01-2014 07:56 PM

No kiddin. She (Leanor) is still on staff at my church (that FIF started)

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#8 posted 07-01-2014 08:38 PM

I really wanted some brass pins for my build Red, just couldn’t source them in time. That looks great! GM’s lucky to get it.

-- Jake -- "Not only do we live among the stars, the stars live within us." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

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#9 posted 07-01-2014 08:42 PM

Those look awesome Red, fine work!

-- http://www.youtube.com/nrk411

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#10 posted 07-01-2014 10:27 PM

Really nice mallets Red. Great wood choices.

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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#11 posted 07-02-2014 12:18 AM

Good idea to make two of them—that way you both get to enjoy them!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#12 posted 07-02-2014 03:14 AM

¡¡Su martillo es increíble!!

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#13 posted 07-02-2014 04:26 AM

Fantastic work. Yes, as has been said, the brass was a really, really nice touch. Me gusta mucho Senor Rojo.

-- Joseph, Irvine CA, @palas_woodcraft on Instagram

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#14 posted 07-02-2014 05:33 AM

Thanks everyone. I bought a 4 ft rod of brass….so I’ll have plenty for future stuff alright. Bronze isn’t much more and I was tempted to try that.

Actually, I had a little blow out on one while driving the brass rod through. So I just glued it and kept that one.

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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#15 posted 07-02-2014 11:30 AM

You did a nice job there Red. I like bubinga.

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

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