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2018 Mallet Swap / 4 HokieKen- Kenny

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Project by GR8HUNTER posted 07-19-2018 02:46 PM 722 views 1 time favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got HokieKen/Kenny name in the mallet swap …. I was working on them and got them as far as you see in first couple of pictures … then out of nowhere in the middle of the night I had a lung collapse …. rushed in hospital fixed me up I thought…. came home …. had to go back in the next day for same problem … then the surgery was planned to fix lung …. so my wife PMed Kenny told him the situation I was in and was unable to finish the swap as I had long recovery road ahead of me …. she told me in the hospital he was a very nice guy and told her not to worry about the mallet just wanted me to get better …. so out of hospital I sent what I had done to him and he finished for me … and what a GREAT JOB :<)) He done the last picture he took after he finished them for me …. I am so glad he likes them …. and also a very HUGE THANKS TO KENNY

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN





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HokieKen

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#1 posted 07-19-2018 02:51 PM

You got nothin’ to thank me for buddy! These things are awesome and will be treasured as well as have the hell beat out of ‘em for a long time to come. It’s hard to imagine getting any 2 hammers that I could find more useful and that I don’t already have! And the inlay makes me smile every time I see that sucker :-)))

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#2 posted 07-19-2018 02:56 PM

Ken is a lucky guy! Hope your doing better and we can see some more of your amazing work!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#3 posted 07-19-2018 02:58 PM

Love the initials in the head. Everything is joined perfectly. Get better Tony and relax a bit to recover.

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#4 posted 07-19-2018 03:20 PM

Great job (as usual) Tony! Glad you are feeling better. Take care of yourself!!!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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#5 posted 07-19-2018 03:37 PM

Excellent mallets Tony. The finish work gave Kenny something to do besides sitting by the mailbox without his pants on. I’d like to hear more on how you made the ends on the small mallet, especially the brass end.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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woodshaver Tony C

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#6 posted 07-19-2018 03:46 PM

Great work Tony and Ken and great story also. Happy to hear you are doing better Tony!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#7 posted 07-19-2018 03:51 PM

Beautiful wood combination and that logo turned out great!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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ralbuck

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#8 posted 07-19-2018 04:03 PM

Fine projects, great story, proves that L-J is a community!

Just a side note—I see all these mallets too pretty to use. I make mine from firewood and use them—NOT PRETTY at all; actually UGLY! That way I do NOT MIND beating things with them when I need to.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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HokieKen

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#9 posted 07-19-2018 04:06 PM



Fine projects, great story, proves that L-J is a community!

Just a side note—I see all these mallets too pretty to use. I make mine from firewood and use them—NOT PRETTY at all; actually UGLY! That way I do NOT MIND beating things with them when I need to.

- ralbuck

I like ‘em pretty ralbuck but make no mistake, these will get used just like any ugly beater in my shop ;-) If you ask me a tool that can’t be used ain’t much good!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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Woodknack

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#10 posted 07-19-2018 04:07 PM

That is a lot of mallet, nice wood combo, and the initials put it over the top.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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Lazyman

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#11 posted 07-19-2018 04:22 PM



That is a lot of mallet, nice wood combo, and the initials put it over the top.

- Woodknack

I’ll second that over the top comment. I might change my name and visit Kenny so that I can steal it from him. I am sure that I can distract him if I have beer with me.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#12 posted 07-19-2018 05:35 PM

Nice job!

-- VENKOwood - YouTube.com/venkowood

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HokieKen

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#13 posted 07-19-2018 05:52 PM



I ll second that over the top comment. I might change my name and visit Kenny so that I can steal it from him. I am sure that I can distract him if I have beer with me.

- Lazyman

For some reason, a lot of people that visit me and bring beer end up having to change their name for some reason…

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#14 posted 07-19-2018 08:12 PM

Nice work, Tony! Hope you’re feeling as good as those mallets look!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#15 posted 07-19-2018 09:51 PM

The mallets are incredible and you did a great start for them, Kenny doing a great finish, and agree with Dave – Hope you’re feeling as good as those mallets look! Get well soon!

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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