A Gift for my Dad...

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Project by Chris posted 03-05-2008 12:32 AM 3028 views 5 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A couple of weeks back I posted a project regarding some mallets I had made. However, I never thought my dad wanted one; he’s always been of the school that if it doesn’t fit get a bigger…. well you know how that ends.

I just finished this one as a surprise gift for him. The head is a laminated block of Hard Maple & Jatoba with a Rosewood handle. I had been saving that piece of Rosewood for something special because of the interesting lines created with the Sap wood and Heart wood, I guess this was that something special. This is my second generation of mallets and it sure went together a lot more smoothly than the last.

I guess experience is a good teacher after all…

Head: 5” long x 4” high x 3” thick
Handle: 12” long x 1 1/4” wide

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#1 posted 03-05-2008 12:37 AM

Nicely executed. I need to make myself a big ** hammer. I bet your Dad is oozing with pride.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#2 posted 03-05-2008 12:42 AM

Not yet.. I literally just finished it. I will give it to him this weekend.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#3 posted 03-05-2008 12:44 AM

Wicked nice mallet there, Chris. Lucky Dad!

-- "No Board Left Behind"

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#4 posted 03-05-2008 12:53 AM

I’m sure your dad will love it.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#5 posted 03-05-2008 01:07 AM

that hammer looks great. I like the choice of woods. Your dad will love it

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#6 posted 03-05-2008 01:15 AM

I can honestly say that if I received something like this from one of my sons I would not use it.

It is too gorgeous to pound away on chisels and other tools. This needs to be put on a display shelf and showcased. The wood combination works well and I am sure that your father is overjoyed with this gift. I know that I would be.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#7 posted 03-05-2008 01:54 AM

“If I had a hammer, I’d hammer in the morning. I’d hammer in… “


“It’s Hammer Time!”

Nice Job

-- Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsman can hide his mistakes.

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#8 posted 03-05-2008 01:57 AM

Great job Chris and I’m sure your Dad will appreciate it.

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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#9 posted 03-05-2008 02:57 AM

very nice looking mallet.

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#10 posted 03-05-2008 04:25 PM

You’re right about that rosewood handle…it really is special, and you put it to good use!

-- Robb

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#11 posted 03-05-2008 11:32 PM

I wish I was your dad.

-- Jeremy, Austin Texas- A bad day in the shop beats a good day at work

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#12 posted 03-06-2008 03:42 AM

awesome hammer…i love the contrast.


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#13 posted 03-09-2008 05:18 AM

Gave my Dad the mallet today.. He loved it. He then asked if I wanted any of the wood from the Mulberry tree he needs to cut down. Anyone out there ever try any?

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#14 posted 03-17-2008 11:09 AM

Beautiful mallet – should come in handy in the shop.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#15 posted 06-24-2008 04:23 AM

wonderful gift !!! any luck with the Mulberry ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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