"Bent" mallet for the swap

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Project by SASmith posted 07-01-2014 11:46 PM 1584 views 2 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the mallet that I sent to ShaneA for the 2014 mallet swap

Off center turned and made of maple, cherry, and walnut with an oval ash handle.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#1 posted 07-01-2014 11:53 PM

Holy cow Scott, that is uber cool. Super unique looking mallet. Nice!


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#2 posted 07-02-2014 12:00 AM

The pictures don’t do this fine mallet justice. The offest aspect is really cool, and very well done.

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

Thanks 7’
Glad you like it, Shane.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#4 posted 07-02-2014 12:10 AM

Great looking mallet!

-- Dean

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#5 posted 07-02-2014 02:42 AM

Super cool how the laminations appear wavy. That grain just pops

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

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#6 posted 07-02-2014 02:50 AM

That is one unique looking mallet Scott.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#7 posted 07-02-2014 04:27 AM

Wow! The shape of that thing really adds to any real/illusory angles to all the grain/layers. Fine job on that mallet!

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

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#8 posted 07-02-2014 04:47 AM

Wicked shaping/design! Very nice work, thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#9 posted 07-02-2014 05:03 AM

So you chucked this thing up on 3 different center points, and now it has a perfect angle on it for which to smash!? Man, that’s talent! Bravo! I’m blown away. (ive done more turning than anything) Love that tangential grain on the Maple. Some of my favorite wood grain.

-- Joseph, Irvine CA, @palas_woodcraft on Instagram

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#10 posted 07-02-2014 05:35 AM

Yessir, that’s one of my favs. Well done man.

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

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#11 posted 07-02-2014 07:51 AM

Whack-a-mole with style.

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#12 posted 07-02-2014 11:20 AM

It does look bent. The wood combination alone is very nice but add in the three centers, very nice.

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

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#13 posted 07-02-2014 04:03 PM

Wow. That’s really nice!

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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#14 posted 07-02-2014 05:01 PM

Scott, great mallet, really nice.

BTW, where are you at in Southern Illinois?

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#15 posted 07-02-2014 09:03 PM

skcj213, I am in wayne county. How about you?

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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