Mallet for mallet swap

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Project by john2005 posted 50 days ago 765 views 2 times favorited 12 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 50 days ago

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

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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#2 posted 50 days ago

It’s gorgeous John. Wonderful job man.

-- ~Tony

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#3 posted 50 days ago

This is a sweet one. Excellent.

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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#4 posted 50 days ago

Man that’s a nice looking mallet!

-- Dean

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#5 posted 50 days ago

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 50 days ago

Cool looking mallet. Well done.

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#7 posted 50 days ago

One sexy looking Mallet!

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

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#8 posted 50 days ago

+1 to all the comments. Great job John.

-- Greg in Ontario, Canada

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#9 posted 50 days ago

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 50 days ago

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 50 days ago

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 50 days ago

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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