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I while back I posted a forum asking help in identifying a type of wood. After input from the LJ’s, I came to the conclusion that is was a wood called Hackberry. Anyway, this stuff is crazy hard – perfect for a mallet. I decided to use it to turn this little chisel mallet as a way to get some skew chisel practice. I did most everything except the coves with the skew. I really like the way this tool turned out (no pun intended). Finish is a burnished super glue finish.

Thanks,

Doc

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc





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Rustic

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#1 posted 09-20-2010 05:23 AM

nice

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

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#2 posted 09-20-2010 08:44 AM

Really nice little mallet.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#3 posted 09-20-2010 01:59 PM

Doc, I like that mallet and you did a good job. I could really use a round mallet myself because the one that I have is a gavel type mallet and I have to worry with how it’s turned. A round mallet is definitly on my toll list.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 09-20-2010 04:03 PM

Nice little mallet.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#5 posted 09-20-2010 07:04 PM

you canĀ“t have enoff mallets and hammers…lol

take care
Dennis

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#6 posted 01-31-2012 01:30 AM

Nice mallet, reminds me of the one I made not too long ago. Well, your’s looks a bit more elegant than mine, especially the handle is smaller in diameter, but wait until you’ve seen my hands :-)

Never heard of hackberry before. Just googled it in my native language and still never heard of it. Interesting.

-- Alex ----- Bavaria in Germany

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