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Project by LelandStone posted 818 days ago 944 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In Medieval England, a court jester came running, breathless, into the throne room of King Edward The Longshanks. Waving a large plank about his head, he yelled to the top of his lungs, “My lord, my lord, behold! A glorious new invention!”

“Enough, fool, hold a more temperate tongue in your head. Now, what is this knavish novelty?” the irritated monarch snapped.

Spying a peasant nearby, the jester cracked him soundly on the shoulders. “Sire, I have created the world’s first…

[WAIT FOR IT]

...SERF BOARD!”

Insert rimshot here

Okay, okay, I couldn’t resist. I just finished up my new mallet and ‘crowned’ it with a little finial made of redheart. The whole thing’s, I dunno, 15” in length or so and weighs a good two-and-half or three pounds. Finished in beeswax. AND my ‘new’ vintage gouge arrived today, so I got to test my spoon making abilities while properly equipped. That’s it in the second photo. It’s a bute!

contented sigh

My time for carving a bowl on an average-sized spoon is now gonna be less than 15 minutes, as opposed to 90 minutes the first couple of times. Life is good, fellow woodbutchers. :D

Leland

-- Leland, OC Calif., www.safetyshowerbars.com





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 818 days ago

You have done a great job on the carvers Mallet.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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tswoodwizard

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#2 posted 818 days ago

I like it, it’s GRAND! always nice to work with tools of a personally influenced nature. Good work oh brother in the wood.

-- Tim B. Sweely Elizabeth, Illinois, timsweely@yahoo.com -------- My potential is limited only by my emagination.

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waho6o9

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#3 posted 818 days ago

And a fine sceptre it is.

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steliart

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#4 posted 817 days ago

cool mallet, nice job :)

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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LelandStone

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#5 posted 817 days ago

Now I’m being too fussy to use the blame thing. “Oh noes! I don’t want to mar the pretty wood with peck marks from striking the handles!” :D

-- Leland, OC Calif., www.safetyshowerbars.com

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Jim

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#6 posted 817 days ago

Nice job:)

-- Measure twice, cut once.

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dubsaloon

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#7 posted 815 days ago

I dub the… King of the wood pile…or slave to the wood pile. Nice Mallet.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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LelandStone

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#8 posted 810 days ago

:)

Yeah, slave o’ the woodpile, I like that!

This thing is kinda fun to use—darned if it isn’t easier hitting the butt of a chisel with a larger mallet with a 360-degree striking surface. Smacks forehead a la Homer Doh!

-- Leland, OC Calif., www.safetyshowerbars.com

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