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FATHER AND SON SMALL MALLETS

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Project by kiefer posted 09-27-2014 03:12 PM 3637 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





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woodshaver (Tony)

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#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!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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Andre

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

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

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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

Beautiful !

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#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

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

Those are beautiful. Great job buddy

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

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Philip

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

These are incredible. Nice work!

-- I never finish anyth

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kiefer

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#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

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doubleDD

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#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.

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kiefer

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#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

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kiefer

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#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

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doubleDD

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#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.

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#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!!

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kiefer

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#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

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#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!"

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#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.

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