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Project by Rustic posted 08-27-2010 03:32 PM 1180 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a quick project that I did “in class” yesterday at MSWT (Jockmike2’s home. It is made from a maple log he had laying around. It is 11 inches long and has an almost 4 inch girth on it. It has a great weight to it to. I was surprised at how heavy it is. I have always wanted a mallet like this, I just didn’t want to pay the price they wanted for them. Now Ijus need to learn carving as well.

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI





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jockmike2

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#1 posted 08-27-2010 03:40 PM

Good job Rick, hope you’re feeling better today. Don’t need any fatalities in my class.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#2 posted 08-27-2010 03:46 PM

how’s your hand doin Mike?

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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lew

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#3 posted 08-27-2010 04:13 PM

Rick,

Wow, now that’s a nice mallet! I really like the shape and size. Looks perfect for any type of chisel work!

Lew

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

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#4 posted 08-27-2010 04:37 PM

thanks lew

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#5 posted 08-27-2010 06:58 PM

Nice turning. It will come in handy.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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#6 posted 08-27-2010 07:20 PM

Pinky is fine. Just a little blood blister, wrong place, wrong time. LOL Story of my life.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#7 posted 08-27-2010 07:50 PM

Nice job on the mallet :)

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path elmerthomas81@neo.rr.com

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#8 posted 08-27-2010 09:46 PM

Hi Rick. Nice mallet. You’ll get a lot of use out of it. Now you can make them in all shapes and sizes for your friends who don’t have lathes…......

I have a challenge for you- make the next one with an oval handle by putting two new centers 1/4” off each way of center. That makes for a nice grip.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Karson

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#9 posted 08-28-2010 01:36 AM

Nice looking mallet.

You mean to say that you didn’t pay for the privledge to make it.

-- 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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Rustic

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#10 posted 08-28-2010 02:27 PM

of course i paid but the price was worth it to spend time with my bestest friend in the world.

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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jockmike2

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#11 posted 08-28-2010 02:37 PM

Don’t tell people you’re paying me. You want to get me in trouble. No, I don’t charge these guys a cent for wood or use of the lathe. Ever.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Rustic

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#12 posted 08-30-2010 05:17 AM

I did not say I was paying in cash just my soul LOL. Joking

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#13 posted 09-14-2010 04:50 PM

Very nice Rick!

It’s awfully nice of Mike to let you use his lathe.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Rustic

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#14 posted 09-14-2010 08:38 PM

No doubt Dick, I am making a maple bowl now

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#15 posted 09-14-2010 09:05 PM

I think Mike will be getting a commission, when you buy a new lathe. LOL

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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