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Carvers Mallet out of Yard Holly

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Project by ratchet posted 08-29-2014 06:22 PM 2424 views 5 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I cut down the overgrown holly tree in the yard last year. Decided to try to make something out of one of the uglier branches. Hey look this carvers mallet turned up! Embellished the top using a shop made chatter tool. It’s just the right size and weight for my small carving chisels.
Thanks for looking!





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jim65

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#1 posted 08-29-2014 06:46 PM

great looking mallet, I would love to see a short blog on the homemade chatter tool, the results are excellent!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#2 posted 08-29-2014 08:59 PM

What a beauty.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#3 posted 08-29-2014 09:40 PM

Always wondered about yard holly. Glad it worked out

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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#4 posted 08-29-2014 10:28 PM

Nice work. I wouldn’t bang on my chisels with it but save it! ;0)

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#5 posted 08-30-2014 12:25 AM

Very nicely done—looks great.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Philip

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#6 posted 08-30-2014 12:34 AM

Very nice work

-- I never finish anyth

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FloridaArt

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#7 posted 08-30-2014 11:30 AM

I am always amazed to see how an ordinary tree pruning can be turned into a useful and beautiful tool or object. This is a perfect example. Nice job!

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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Xyloid_Curt

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#8 posted 08-31-2014 01:55 AM

Very nice! I love turning Holly, when I can find it.

-- Xyloid Curt "Exposing the hidden beauty in wood" www.etsy.com/shop/xyloidcreations

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#9 posted 08-31-2014 07:54 AM

Awesome chatter work! Do you mind posting your homemade chatter tool? Trying to get one to work right is getting tedious!

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planeBill

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#10 posted 08-31-2014 01:09 PM

Ive never seen that treatment on a mallet before. Great idea and very artistic to boot.

-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 08-31-2014 03:41 PM

This is very nice and it will make a fine addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#12 posted 09-01-2014 05:08 PM

Hello Ratchet

Beautiful details
Very artistic piece of wood

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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B

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#13 posted 09-08-2014 01:28 AM

Sir,you have some of the shortest thumbs I have ever seen.Old wives tale says a person with short thumbs will be a successful craftsman,hence your beautiful work

-- A poor workman blames his tools. Mr.B, Ontario Canada - https://www.instagram.com/boysbeit/

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#14 posted 09-18-2014 12:59 AM

Beauty

-- Jeff, eastern Wa

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