Red Mallee Burl and African Black Wood mallet

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Project by RichBolduc posted 07-19-2018 02:48 PM 658 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a mallet I made after I sent out my swap items. This one is a Red Mallee Burl head with an African Blackwood handle. I laminated 4 piece of the burl together with epoxy that I tried matching the head color with. This ones going to my uncle who’s been encouraging and acting like a mentor from the other side of the country. He’s retired and does this as a hobby, yet his furniture wins awards and are more works of art.

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

Another fine mallet! You really learn fast!

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

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#2 posted 07-19-2018 02:59 PM

Nice Rich that looks great! You’re a pretty quick study on that new lathe!

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

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#3 posted 07-19-2018 03:40 PM

That is a fine looking mallet. The burl and blackwood look great together.

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

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#4 posted 07-19-2018 04:01 PM

Wow, those woods really pop together!

-- Rick M,

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#5 posted 07-19-2018 04:18 PM

That looks like a beast. Not too shabby for a lathe newbie. Not sure that I believe that!

-- 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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#6 posted 07-20-2018 06:23 AM

One of most beautiful wood combinations I’ve seen. Awesome shape. Awesome finish.

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#7 posted 07-20-2018 10:50 AM

Another nice one, Rich! Your uncle should be very happy with it.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#8 posted 07-20-2018 02:51 PM

Now that is a beautiful mallet!

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

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#9 posted 07-20-2018 03:02 PM

WOW one fantastic looking mallet … looks to me like your enjoying your lathe … GREAT JOB :<))

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

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#10 posted 07-20-2018 10:09 PM

Those are some attractive woods and a beautiful mallet. Must have been a tricky glue-up.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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