LumberJocks

FATHER AND SON SMALL MALLETS

  • Advertise with us
Project by kiefer posted 09-27-2014 03:12 PM 3490 views 20 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made a couple small mallets for a friend and his eightyfive year old father who is also a wood carver and has been a carpenter all his life .This friend has been giving me hardwood flooring and deck sheets from laminate flooring lifts for years but I seldom get a chance to make him a a liitle something in return. just a few beer .
When he came for a visit a week ago he noticed the LITTLE Tapper I had made and fell in love with it and mentioned that his father would love one so I made two ,one for his father and one for him .

They are made from Jatoba, maple ,hickory and walnut with a butt end cap from mahagany and leather faces .
12”L with a 6 1/4” x 2” head is the size .The handle is laminated hickory and the head is also laminated and wedged to the handle .Picture 5 showes how the handle is held and wedged inside the head .

To make the one for his father a little more special I inserted a couple 1929 Canadian pennys which is his year of birth .

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos





34 comments so far

View  woodshaver (Tony)  's profile

woodshaver (Tony)

4031 posts in 2821 days


#1 posted 09-27-2014 03:31 PM

What a kind thing to do for a friend. Your craftsmanship and attention to detail is amazing. The mallets have a special look of quality and I love the way you bring the different woods together and the coin detail makes them even more special. A Trophy for this project for sure!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

View Andre's profile

Andre

1023 posts in 1274 days


#2 posted 09-27-2014 03:50 PM

Beautiful! More Art from the “Kiefer 松” Kraft Shop!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

View calisdad's profile

calisdad

286 posts in 977 days


#3 posted 09-27-2014 03:53 PM

Beautiful !

View DocSavage45's profile

DocSavage45

7708 posts in 2310 days


#4 posted 09-27-2014 04:11 PM

Klaus,

Your typical Masterpiece! How long from start to finish? Do you have it down to a science? ( I always wonder if you really good woodworkers screw up as much as me? LOL!)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

View hoss12992's profile

hoss12992

3832 posts in 1361 days


#5 posted 09-27-2014 04:40 PM

Those are beautiful. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

View Philip's profile

Philip

1276 posts in 2007 days


#6 posted 09-27-2014 04:48 PM

These are incredible. Nice work!

-- I never finish anyth

View kiefer's profile

kiefer

4881 posts in 2135 days


#7 posted 09-27-2014 05:03 PM

You bet Tony
They certainly make a nice gift and are not very hard to make and a good way to use up smaller and odd pieces that accumulate and adding a couple of pennys makes them a little more personal for the reciepient .

Calisdad
I am happy you enjoy them .

Tom
They are a daily use mallet and I use mine every day for all kinds of things .
They are easy to make and take about two hours each and yes they are not absolutely perfect nor am I striving for that as they soon will get marked up .
Yes I screw up just like everyone but there is alway a way out and if explained properly they are called design details that presented them self during the build .

Thanks Hoss
Not bad looking for a beating stick but they are special .

Philip
They are an incredible tool that gets used a lot and so simple to make .
I enjoy it every day and it has a spot on my bench and never gets put on a hook .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

View doubleDD's profile

doubleDD

5252 posts in 1511 days


#8 posted 09-27-2014 05:03 PM

They are amazingly beautiful. Even better when you see them in person. Your heart is as big as your kindness and friendship. Very well done Klaus.
I just used mine this morning to tap in a few dowel rods.
Finding that 1929 penny must of been the hardest part of this project for you. lol

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

View kiefer's profile

kiefer

4881 posts in 2135 days


#9 posted 09-27-2014 05:11 PM

Hi Dave
Glad to see you are using the mallet I made for you and yes finding that !929 penny was the hardest part ,had to search at the pond shops and they want more then a penny for one .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

View kiefer's profile

kiefer

4881 posts in 2135 days


#10 posted 09-27-2014 05:24 PM

Andre
I don’t call it art but a good and practical tool that is meant to be used you should know as you have made one for yourself .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

View doubleDD's profile

doubleDD

5252 posts in 1511 days


#11 posted 09-27-2014 05:33 PM

Ha ha ha, still laughing. Always that one little factor that could hold up an project.
And like you said , it has its own spot on the bench.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

17199 posts in 2573 days


#12 posted 09-27-2014 05:43 PM

Those are really cool, Klaus. I’ll bet they have a good feel when using them with that open handle. May I borrow your design or part of it??
Nice gifts, too
...............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

View kiefer's profile

kiefer

4881 posts in 2135 days


#13 posted 09-27-2014 05:58 PM

Jim
You go ahead and make one that would be nice to see and would be interesting what your version would look like .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

View Ken90712's profile

Ken90712

16957 posts in 2656 days


#14 posted 09-27-2014 06:27 PM

Amazing work, would almost hate to use them there so nice. Great work! Love the design.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

View longgone's profile

longgone

5688 posts in 2776 days


#15 posted 09-27-2014 08:12 PM

Your friend and his Dad are very fortunate to have such nice mallets….better than anything they could ever buy.

showing 1 through 15 of 34 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com