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Project by Kent Shepherd posted 08-12-2009 04:17 PM 4109 views 17 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s to you Larry. From the first time I saw the Lazy Larry spiral cheese boards, I have been fascinated.
Obviously I stole the idea for my own selfish purposes. Incorporating the spiral into a piece that small was a challenge to say the least. I adapted Larry’s band saw jig principal to use on my router table. This is my second mallet. I wasn’t happy with the first one (I’m still working out a few bugs) Amazing how High School Geometry comes into play on woodworking projects. It was the one class I actually liked.

If anyone is interested, I would be happy to do a blog on the process.

By the way, it is Bubinga and maple


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#1 posted 08-12-2009 04:25 PM

Thank you Kent and I must give credit to my good friend Allan Adlem. He showed me the concept in the first place.. and as I have said all along,, you share you get and if you get you must share.
Here in this wonderful site we can all learn from each other.
I was just about to make a comment about charging for information and then decided it was not worth it. LOL
Wonderful thing Geometry Trigonometry Biology lol
Edit .,, yes I would actually like to find out how you did it.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#2 posted 08-12-2009 04:26 PM

cool mallet, it is indeed amazing how incorporating a few geometric shapes can complicate things so much doesnt it?

the way I look at it – you can always hypnotize your mortises prior to chopping them out, which might make things easier on you?

I’d be interested in a blog – 1 vote from me

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#3 posted 08-12-2009 04:34 PM

my God , kent !

you just cant touch a piece of wood ,
without turning it into art .

so whats next ?
napkin holders for the
rich and famous ?

maybe you need to watch ,
jerry springer , to relax ?

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 08-12-2009 04:34 PM

Sweet, sweet, sweet!

Put me down for a yes vote too!

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit and sign up for my project updates!

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#5 posted 08-12-2009 04:59 PM

Yes, a blog would be nice, Good Work

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#6 posted 08-12-2009 05:14 PM

Excellent work, as always, Kent!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 08-12-2009 05:20 PM

I certainly hope you don’t plan to hit anything with that!! I vote for a blog too, please.

-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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#8 posted 08-12-2009 05:58 PM

that’s the coolest looking mallet I’ve seen posted!
nice work.

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#9 posted 08-12-2009 05:59 PM

Chants “blog blog blog blog blog blog!!!”lol..looks great!! I want

-- Randall Child

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#10 posted 08-12-2009 06:35 PM

Count me in. That is sweet.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#11 posted 08-12-2009 07:39 PM

The unecessary extras we do sometimes i think is hillarious. A great techniqe i think you could use in many other applications. I would like to see a blog. Just be sure to post a lot of pictures. As always kent, impressive work. you da man!!!

-- RKWoods

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#12 posted 08-12-2009 08:45 PM

I vote yes on the blog


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#13 posted 08-12-2009 10:23 PM

Blog all the way very nice peace SWEET!!!

-- David '65

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#14 posted 08-13-2009 12:21 AM


that is a stunning mallet and i’d love to see a blog on how to !!!!!!!!!!!


-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#15 posted 08-13-2009 01:26 AM

Looks great! Can’t wait to see the blog.

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