2018 Mallet Swap

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Project by PhillipRCW posted 07-19-2018 09:35 PM 555 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Turned this bell shaped mallet for the mallet swap. This bad boy has some heft to it. There are a lot of little details as well. The small amount of waney edge left on the mallet, the turned finger grips, the enlarged handle just above the hand grip, and the convex mallet face to help avoid any marks being left on the work pieces.

This whole experience pushed my limits as I’m still a fairly new turner, but it was a blast. Seeing all of the other entrants has really inspired me to push myself even father in the next swap. Thanks to all the guys who participated and a special thanks to Pooh for wrangling the cats and getting everyone done on time.

-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.

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#1 posted 07-19-2018 11:10 PM

That is a mega mallet, looks like a megaphone! The recipient will never miss and I enjoy the creativity. Glad you joined us.

-- Rick M,

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#2 posted 07-20-2018 01:03 AM

Great job on a nice and unique mallet. Your wood turning is awesome!

-- 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 07-20-2018 02:30 AM

a different and very unique mallet Phillip ….. also good combination of woods .. GREAT JOB :<))

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

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#4 posted 07-20-2018 06:07 AM

I needed a mighty thumper and boy did Phillip deliver! This thing is a beast. I thank you, Sir, it’s great!

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

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Dave Polaschek

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#5 posted 07-20-2018 10:48 AM

Nice work, Phillip! A memorable mallet!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#6 posted 07-20-2018 04:36 PM

You did a fine job on this beautiful mallet.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#7 posted 07-20-2018 09:31 PM

That is an absolute monster, really neat. I havn’t seen a bell-shaped mallet before, but it seems practical.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#8 posted 07-21-2018 06:45 PM

Truly an original design Phillip. Did you weigh it? Nicely done!

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#9 posted 07-23-2018 01:39 PM

I like this mallet a lot Phillip. The wood selections are great and I have often thought the bell-shaped head would be handy one to have around. I’ll have to give it a go one day :-) Glad you joined us for the swap!

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

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#10 posted 07-23-2018 02:09 PM

Thanks guys! This swap was a blast. I did not weight it. I’ve honestly not used a mallet on a consistent basis up until now, so I didn’t think about weighing it.

-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.

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#11 posted 07-24-2018 12:05 AM

Thinking outside the box….great creativity!

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#12 posted 07-24-2018 02:48 AM


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

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