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Project by EarlS posted 09-02-2018 11:43 PM 842 views 2 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After the summer mallet swap I decided to make a dice mallet for myself and wound up making a dozen of them, trying out a lot of different woods, and ideas. There is a 2 part blog explaining all of the build details. Since I had plenty of extras, I found some “volunteers” to give them a good home and sent them off to their new “forever” homes. Hopefully, they will prove to be useful and durable (though I already heard one of the handles broke during shipping).

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





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mikeacg

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#1 posted 09-03-2018 12:06 AM

Glad to say I am one of the ‘volunteers’ and I can hardly wait until it gets here (Tuesday tracking says!). I am really impressed that you would do this for all of us Earl and I promise to make it up to you! And I hope this blog will help all of my fellow woodworkers to accomplish great things!

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

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Dave Polaschek

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#2 posted 09-03-2018 12:09 AM

Somehow I got on the volunteer list too. Thanks, Earl! Looking forward to seeing the mallet in person in a couple days!

Looking at the tracking, they tried to deliver it at 4:15 this afternoon, but it was going to my work address (the mailman at home is horrible) so they’ll try again on Tuesday.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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GR8HUNTER

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#3 posted 09-03-2018 12:12 AM

same with me Dave but now I find myself very excited for Tuesday :<))

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

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EarlS

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#4 posted 09-03-2018 12:20 AM

Dave just make sure you don’t open it in public in case you have work policies regarding adult beverages at work.

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

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majuvla

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#5 posted 09-03-2018 08:56 AM

Wow! So original and incredible idea…If I will ever buil it I will definately steel your idea… hehe

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Dave Polaschek

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#6 posted 09-03-2018 11:39 AM

No worry about that, Earl. There’s a “beer bash” every Friday and a bottle of tequila in the kitchen cupboard at work. And there are two guys at work who also build stuff who’ll be interested to see the mallet.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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duckmilk

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#7 posted 09-03-2018 08:10 PM

Wow, nice Earl. I will definitely read your blog on it. Outstanding share with the “volunteers”!

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

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#8 posted 09-03-2018 08:20 PM

Earl, Thor would be jealous. haha They look great.

-- Art

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#9 posted 09-03-2018 09:04 PM

Wow, those are some fine looking mallets! I’m glad I’m one of the “volunteers”! Look forward to it’s arrival!

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

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#10 posted 09-04-2018 01:13 PM

That’s a gang of some dang sexy mallets Earl! As a previous recipient of one of these jewels, I can say that they’re even more impressive in person than in the pics! And they’re users too. It stings a little every time you do use it but the mallet doesn’t seem to mind ;-)

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

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mcoyfrog

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#11 posted 09-04-2018 02:04 PM

Awesome, I love them!!!

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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mikeacg

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#12 posted 09-04-2018 07:28 PM

Earl!!!! Just got my package!
You outdid yourself with something from 2 swaps!
Many thanks!

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

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Dave Polaschek

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#13 posted 09-04-2018 10:32 PM

Mine got here today, too. Yowza!

They were a big hit at lunch for Show and Tell.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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GR8HUNTER

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#14 posted 09-05-2018 02:34 AM

WOW and a huge thank you Earl I got mine …..and boy was I very surprised ….. feel like I was in mallet and beer swap at same time THANKS EARL :<))))))

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

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HokieKen

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#15 posted 09-05-2018 12:53 PM

How did you guys manage to keep the beers long enough to take pics?

This showed up at my house yesterday with a couple of beers:

It was a total surprise since Earl had already sent me one of his dice mallets! He said he was afraid the first one was getting lonely and needed company :-)

They seem really happy together. I’m hoping they’ll make some babies!

(And I was kidding about the beers ;-0 They are in the fridge and will meet their fate later this week/weekend!)

Earl, you’re a helluva guy. Waaaayyyyyyyy nicer than me!!!! Thanks man :-)))

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

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