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Joiner/Carvers mallet

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Project by MasterSergeant posted 06-06-2012 12:58 PM 2044 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 06-06-2012 01:43 PM

I love the colors and the grain, looks beautiful.

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

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 06-06-2012 02:03 PM

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

helluvawreck
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-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#3 posted 06-06-2012 06:24 PM

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

-- https://pinepointwoodworks.wordpress.com/

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#4 posted 06-07-2012 04:00 AM

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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#5 posted 06-07-2012 12:22 PM

Very nice! What is on the handle?

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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MasterSergeant

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#6 posted 06-07-2012 01:09 PM

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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#7 posted 06-08-2012 02:02 AM

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 06-08-2012 12:41 PM

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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