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Hickory & Steel Ball - American Made

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Project by Chelios posted 03-29-2011 04:44 AM 1384 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was lbrowsing the projects about an hour ago when I came across this really nice mallet by Joey. So I went out to the farm and ranch supply looking for a brass bushing but found nothing.

Instead I found this hitch ball made in America, put it on a hickory handle also made in America : ) and got me a nice little carving mallet. Thanks Joey for the inspiration.

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kiefer

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#1 posted 03-29-2011 05:10 AM

now that is neat and american made
good stuff
kiefer

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#2 posted 03-29-2011 09:25 AM

Pretty cool idea, it looks quite heavy though.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#3 posted 03-29-2011 02:27 PM

Clever idea and heavy enough too!!!!! Thanks for sharing….....JIm

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 03-29-2011 07:18 PM

Interesting! Thanks

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Chelios

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#5 posted 03-30-2011 03:37 AM

Thanks all, the ball is hollow so it is just the right weight. I have been using it and it has a great feel to it. It delivers a compact deliberate blow.

I will be making another one as a gift

best

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#6 posted 05-15-2011 06:41 PM

Interesting. I had the same problem trying to find a brass bushing here. Thanks for the idea. Nice solution.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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