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Joiner/Carvers mallet

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Project by MasterSergeant posted 686 days ago 1205 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a mallet turned from hard volunteer Lilac, seasoned over the winter and turned this spring.
It’s a brute of a mallet, heavier then others I have made. This is denser wood with vivid contrasting colors; golden to white and on to stark black. A very striking piece (pun intended ;-D)!
Finished with 3 coats of Tung Oil, any future touch-ups will be very easy.

Wght: 23.3 oz
Diameter: 3.5 inches (at largest part of head)
Diameter: 3-1/8 (approx) inches (at smallest part of head)
Length: 11.5 inches

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction





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Kevin

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#1 posted 686 days ago

I love the colors and the grain, looks beautiful.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 686 days ago

You have made yourself another trusted friend for your shop. Nice work.

helluvawreck
https://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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lumberjoe

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#3 posted 686 days ago

wow, what a nice mallet. I’d love to have something like that

-- www.etsy.com/shop/KandJWoodCrafts

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KOVA

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#4 posted 686 days ago

TWO MALLETS WITH DIFFERENT WEIGHTS IS A BRIGHT IDEA ;-D

-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733

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mloy365

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#5 posted 685 days ago

Very nice! What is on the handle?

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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MasterSergeant

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#6 posted 685 days ago

I used wet leather for the handle. I tend to get hand fatigue after a short while and this should help me keep a tight grip. The theory is the wet leather will shrink and have a tight(er) bond on the wood, we’ll see how that pans out.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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planeBill

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#7 posted 685 days ago

WOW!! do you have another piece of that you would be willin to part with? Big enough for another mallet? THAT, is awesome looking! Never seen anything like it.

-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.

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MasterSergeant

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#8 posted 684 days ago

planeBill I have another one very very similar available at, if you are interested: http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodWorkingGrandpa

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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