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Project by CJay posted 08-04-2009 06:40 PM 1844 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I enjoyed making the joiner’s mallet and decided to use up some more oak off cuts, after finishing the mallet i realised its much bigger than the old one (about 1.5 times bigger). I had some time to kill and as it already reminded me of a thunder god i added the design (my first carving attempt). The black paint is Hammerite (it seemed strangely appropriate).
I also cleaned up the beech mallet which is for small delicate work when total destruction isn’t needed

-- Chris Boreham, Oxfordshire, UK - http://www.chrisboreham.co.uk - http://throughwoodeneyes.tumblr.com/





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KayBee

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#1 posted 08-04-2009 06:44 PM

Love the carving! Seems just perfect to me.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#2 posted 08-04-2009 07:02 PM

I like the carving also… The squared handle might be uncomfortable after a while though.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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csmark

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#3 posted 08-04-2009 07:39 PM

That is absolutely awesome. Striking! (pun intended). Gives me an idea to ebonize my next carving. Gotta make the mallet first though! Again, beautiful.

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Karson

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#4 posted 08-04-2009 08:11 PM

Great mallet and a beautiful carving.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#5 posted 08-05-2009 12:31 AM

Nice whacker.

-- You know.... I think that old wood needs to be furniture.

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#6 posted 08-05-2009 03:22 PM

Great mallet—-Good job
Thanks

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#7 posted 04-27-2010 04:02 PM

First: The carving is sweet. I think it should be an official rule that our Thor hammers are properly engraved now.
Second: How did you decide on the angle to put on the face of your mallet and how do you like that angle?

Spaids

-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--

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#8 posted 04-28-2010 08:50 PM

Nice mallet! As always, I love the Celtic inspired work.

-- Cheers and God Bless

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