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Project by TheFridge posted 06-05-2016 11:03 PM 850 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I needs something smaller than my current one but heavier.

Made of argentine lignum vitae head and pink ivory handle. The handle was pressure fit and only took a small brass square nail I made to secure it. Could have probably done without it since it took alotta pressure from a vise to set it.

I bored a handle hole and finished the ends first. Then hot glued some waste blocks to turn it with.

It feels like it weighs about 50% more despite being around half the size. Finished with Renaissance wax.

Fits my hand perfectly.

Thanks for looking

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.





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johnhutchinson

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#1 posted 06-05-2016 11:28 PM

Very nice !!!
Less, sometimes, IS more.

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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Andy

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#2 posted 06-06-2016 01:29 AM

I bet that is heavy, lignum vitea is extremely dense and heavy wood, excellent choice for a mallet though. Nice work.

-- Andy Smith https://www.etsy.com/shop/xrayhardwoods

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TheFridge

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#3 posted 06-06-2016 01:33 AM

I bought it with this in mind. The pink Ivory is no light weight either.

Thanks.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#4 posted 06-06-2016 01:35 AM

Pretty cool little mallet, I like it.

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MustacheMike

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#5 posted 06-06-2016 11:50 AM

Looks great. Watch those kunkels!!!!!

-- You can trust Mike -" because I will never pull your stash!" See my show weekly at Stumpynubs.com

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#6 posted 06-06-2016 06:30 PM

Sweet looking mallet Fridge, bet it feels good in the hand.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#7 posted 06-06-2016 07:26 PM

Nice!

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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TheFridge

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#8 posted 06-06-2016 11:19 PM

Thanks fellers, it’s a shame I’m going to beat it to hell and back very shortly.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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