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Project by christopheralan posted 02-20-2011 02:06 PM 3064 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hey guys. I have been seeing a bunch of really nice brass carving mallets. Due to the fact that I don’t have access to work on that type of material, I made these. Both handles are made with beech and finished with CA. The smaller one has a scrap of galvanized fence post that I polished and fit over the handle. The larger one has some type of galvanized pluming fixure (a union maybe?) that I also polished with my angle grinder.

The knife looking thing is my new parting-off tool. The blade is an old bi-metal blade with the teeth removed and a sharpened tip. The handle is a scrap of sepele, finished with CA. I used my dovetail saw to cut the handle almost in half, and glued in the blade. After clamping, I tried it out and WOW, this thing cuts fast! Thanks for the idea goes to CapnEddie: http://www.youtube.com/user/capneddie

Thanks for looking!

-- christopheralan http://www.projectwoodworks.com





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#1 posted 02-20-2011 05:39 PM

good post I see one of those knifes in my future.

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#2 posted 02-20-2011 10:02 PM

nothing like homemade tools to use :-)

thankĀ“s for sharing
Dennnis

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#3 posted 02-21-2011 05:53 AM

What do you mean “Poor man’s tools”? Poor in money, maybe, but not in skills and imagination. GOOD JOB!
MIKE

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#4 posted 02-21-2011 03:55 PM

I’ve had that parting tool on my list for too long. I need to get one done. I love those CApnEddie videos, he’s a lumberjock.

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#5 posted 02-22-2011 07:15 AM

The polished galvanized looks cool! great job.

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