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Project by Kean posted 05-29-2011 08:55 PM 1252 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I turned these mallets for use with chisels, both bench and carving. From right to left they are Solid Walnut, Solid Maple and Ipe with a Maple core. The Ipe mallet is very heavy, yet well balanced and is my favorite. The walnut is the lightest, with the maple falling in the middle.

-- Kean - It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye.





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 05-29-2011 09:32 PM

Boy they are some nice mallets. Too nice to whack and thing with! Thanks for sharing…...Jim

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

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SCOTSMAN

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#2 posted 05-29-2011 09:41 PM

MY only criticism is that beautiful mallets like these are too good to be usedLOL seriously I would definitely use them grat job well done.I like turning mallets too and gavels from which I have a nice collection, also mortar and pestles seem to be nice turning useful projects. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Kean

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#3 posted 05-29-2011 09:59 PM

heheh… Well, those pictures were taken just after they were made, 5 or 6 years ago. I’ll have to see if I can remember to take some new photos showing all the dings in them now. They get used regularly!

-- Kean - It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye.

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Bertha

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#4 posted 05-29-2011 10:19 PM

Goodness! They’re spectacular! The one on the right is knee weakeningly beautiful, but if I had to grab and run, it’s be the diminutive one on the far left:)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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thiswoodshop

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#5 posted 05-29-2011 10:37 PM

These are beautiful mallets, Once I get a hang on my sharpening skills I will not wast so much wood and be able to produce some good work

-- Mo... For safety is not a gadget but a state of mind. ~ "Eleanor Everet" - www.thiswoodshop.com

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MichaelA

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#6 posted 05-30-2011 08:29 AM

These carving mallets are beautiful, now put them to use!!!!!Great project.

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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