Mallet for mallet swap

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Project by john2005 posted 07-02-2014 09:26 PM 2913 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is the mallet I made for tim Dahn. It is a dead blow jointer’s mallet. It weighs 21 and a half ounces. It is made of Ambrosia maple and walnut. I put leather on one face and left the other face blank but included an extra piece if desired. The finish is danish oil followed by paste wax. The handle is free hand carved to sit in your hand. Thank you for looking. Enjoy Tim.

-- In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

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#1 posted 07-02-2014 09:29 PM

Beautiful wood choices John. Sweet all around. Lucky guy that Tim.

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#2 posted 07-02-2014 09:45 PM

It’s gorgeous John. Wonderful job man.

-- ~Tony

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#3 posted 07-02-2014 10:26 PM

This is a sweet one. Excellent.

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#4 posted 07-02-2014 11:57 PM

Man that’s a nice looking mallet!

-- Dean

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#5 posted 07-03-2014 12:13 AM

That maple is fantastic and the handle has a pretty cool shape. Well done.

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

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#6 posted 07-03-2014 12:19 AM

Cool looking mallet. Well done.

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#7 posted 07-03-2014 02:16 AM

One sexy looking Mallet!

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

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#8 posted 07-03-2014 02:23 AM

+1 to all the comments. Great job John.

-- Greg in Ontario, Canada

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#9 posted 07-03-2014 02:26 AM

Thanks John for a great mallet, the hand carved handle fits very well in the hand. I feel very fortunate to have received this, it is a welcome addition in my shop!

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#10 posted 07-03-2014 09:09 AM

This one really spoke to me. LOVE your wood choices here. Nice contours on the handle. A Great mallet!

-- Joseph, Lake Forest, CA,

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#11 posted 07-03-2014 04:54 PM

That mallet looks really cool with your bench as the background. Hope you made another one cause it looks like a matching accessory!

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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#12 posted 07-03-2014 05:09 PM

Thanks all.

Glad it fits in your stable Tim.

Paul, I did cut a second set of pieces, but time prevented me from building two. I will assemble the other when I get a chance. Hard to find shop time with a toddler and a newborn… I too like the contrasting colors as well as the match on my bench.

-- In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

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#13 posted 01-17-2015 04:08 PM

Your gallery of projects is awesome – at first sight it is apparent the projects were at the hands of an artisan. John, what is the angle of the face of the mallet?

-- Develop your character -- for it becomes your destiny. Jerry - Mannford, Ok

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#14 posted 01-17-2015 05:53 PM

Thank you Jerry. If my memory is right, it is right at 5 degrees.

-- In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

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