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Project by BenDupre posted 06-10-2018 05:29 PM 516 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Smallish carvers mallets. A friend lost an ash last summer and I am working through some small logs he gave me.

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#1 posted 06-10-2018 07:10 PM

These are very nice additions to your shop.

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#2 posted 06-10-2018 08:31 PM

Your mallets look terrific. Ash is as hard as can be, they’ll work great. Thanks for inspiring

-- CurleyJoe, In Southern Indiana

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#3 posted 06-10-2018 09:56 PM

Nice mallets, Ben!!

Jim

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#4 posted 06-11-2018 12:02 AM

Great shapes Ben.

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#5 posted 06-11-2018 03:40 AM

Those look great!

How do you finish your mallets? Are they just sanded smooth or do you apply a topcoat of some kind?

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#6 posted 06-11-2018 04:08 AM



Those look great!

How do you finish your mallets? Are they just sanded smooth or do you apply a topcoat of some kind?

- ErrantDabbler

The turned mallets have a friction polish using wipe-on poly and then wax. The others just spray lacquer. I don’t expect either to hold up to pounding. I could have left them unfinished.

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#7 posted 06-11-2018 01:43 PM

They look great Ben. Very well shaped.

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#8 posted 06-11-2018 02:44 PM

like the design ——— can’t go wrong with either ash or hickory.

-- Youngsville, LA

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