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Project by jaykaypur posted 12-06-2014 01:19 AM 2618 views 15 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First, I need to thank Kiefer. I modeled this after his “little tapper” that he did a blog on. The mallet is made of maple, spalted maple, and walnut. Leather pads are attached to the mallet faces. It measures 13” long and the mallet is 5” x 2 1/4”. It feels very nice in the hand and taps well. This is a gift for a friend who answers many of my woodworking questions. Finished with Howards wax. Thanks for the looks and comments.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#1 posted 12-06-2014 02:49 AM

Now that’s just too pretty to use!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 12-06-2014 03:05 AM

Awesome mallet my friend. Looks like it has some umph to it. You did a fine job. Kiefer (Klaus) will be proud.

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

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#3 posted 12-06-2014 03:22 AM

That Spalted Maple is so Prutty, Got a big old slab that is all spilt up that may find some use after all? I made or shall I say tried to make one like Kiefer’s a while back after seeing all of his in person. Mine was not at the same level but as they say practice makes perfect and besides they are meant to be used so as long as it feels good and dose it’s job Success !

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#4 posted 12-06-2014 05:49 AM

I am sure they will use it often, well done piece

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#5 posted 12-06-2014 11:03 AM

Great wood, great build. Doing great work sir.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 12-06-2014 01:18 PM

The wood is incredible my friend and sure makes this a pretty little tapper .
I am sure your friend will enjoy this gift but almost doubt that he will have the heart to use it but admire it’s beauty instead .
A little mallet is a very useful tool I find and I use it every day ,it is a gentle tool that has found uses that I never thought of.


-- Kiefer

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#7 posted 12-06-2014 01:47 PM

DOnt ya just love how the oil makes the grain really POP !

Beautiful mallet

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#8 posted 12-06-2014 02:29 PM

Certainly among the nicest mallets visually for those of us who like natures unusual beauty. Super work.

-- "Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do" Wooden

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#9 posted 12-06-2014 02:50 PM

Here is the link for the LITTLE TAPPER blog for those that are interetsted .

-- Kiefer

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#10 posted 12-06-2014 05:42 PM

Beautiful mallet, the rawhide faces are a nice touch, gotta build myself one!

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#11 posted 12-06-2014 10:04 PM

Beautifully done!

-- God bless, Candy

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#12 posted 12-07-2014 01:13 AM

That is too purdee to be pounding on anything… lol

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#13 posted 12-07-2014 04:34 AM

Gorgeous! I love the split handle. Great design for a small, tender “whacker”.

-- --bch

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#14 posted 01-14-2015 02:28 AM

wow, pretty snazzy mallet!

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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