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Introducing Archie the carving mallet

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This is the carving mallet I have been working on this week. It is made from Hard Maple scraps. The scraps are actually mostly left over from the dust collection portal I created for the router table. I did the final shaping and smoothing with a belt sander, mouse sander, and rasps. I am very happy with it and believe that were I a viking it would be good for carving and pillaging. I am not a viking, nor am I a carver, so I imagine I will mostly look at it.

For more silliness about how I built it, you can check out the last weeks worth of posts. It is mostly drivel, but I do explain how I arrived at the name Archie, and I pulled off the rare double pun.

This is the first post and shows what the scraps looked like

http://bit.ly/9Rkq7z

-- Brian Meeks, http://extremelyaverage.com





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patron

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#1 posted 1565 days ago

looks a lot better without the ears .

it came out real nice , brian .

well done !

-- 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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Ecocandle

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#2 posted 1565 days ago

Thanks Patron.

-- Brian Meeks, http://extremelyaverage.com

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Bearpie

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#3 posted 1565 days ago

So take up carving and you won’t have to buy a mallet with your carving chisels? Carving is fun and the results can be awesome. Try it, what have you got to lose?

Erwin Jacksonville, Fl

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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Ecocandle

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#4 posted 1565 days ago

Bearpie,

First of all…love the name…and the avatar. I intend to take it up one day, likely this summer. I have a giant chunk of basswood that I am sure has something pretty waiting inside to be let out.

Brian

-- Brian Meeks, http://extremelyaverage.com

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sras

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#5 posted 1565 days ago

Looks like fine mallet. I’m sure it won’t be long until the carving commences!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Ecocandle

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#6 posted 1564 days ago

Sras,

You may be right. :-)

Brian

-- Brian Meeks, http://extremelyaverage.com

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#7 posted 1564 days ago

great looking mallet…

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

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