Teenager Motivator

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Project by kapanen posted 10-22-2012 03:30 PM 1526 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this mallet this weekend. Friend from work, passed over some Pecan that he came by, which I turned for the head.

Just mounted the small log, and turned it true. Rounded the edges. Pretty simple.

Drilled the mortise, and then turned the tenon on the handle to match the hole.

The handle was made from walnut.

To secure the tenon, I used liquid nail. It oozed out around the head and the handle. Instead of fighting it, I went ahead and went with it. Smoothed it out, which allowed for the transition to “flow” better.

I sanded it down, and painted it gold.

Really secure, and solid.

It is on a standard 8” x 12” piece of paper to give it some perspective.

Finish was wipe on satin poly.

Any and all comments welcomed.

Thanks For Everything LumberJocks

-- "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life"....Pablo Picasso

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#1 posted 10-22-2012 04:51 PM

Looks good but I doubt it would have motivated my teenaged son when he was that age. Thank goodness he’s almost 30 now!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#2 posted 10-22-2012 05:08 PM

Nice work Sir, I like the shape of the head. This is definitely worth a repost over on the ‘Mallet of your Dreams’ Thread, if you have a chance, I think the guys would like it –

-- Chris @ Atlanta - JGM - Occam's razor tells us that when you hear hoofs, think horses not zebras.

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#3 posted 10-22-2012 09:32 PM

Great output! Thanks for the share.

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#4 posted 12-29-2012 01:40 AM

It simple and yet has real character. Very nice.
It reminded me of when my son at age 18 was going on a rant about how he had to follow house rules, etc. I pointed to the door and said something like “you don’t have to live here”. It stopped him in his tracks to the point of being speechless. He suddenly realized he wasn’t a kid anymore. Never had any issues after that.
So hang in there. It get’s better.

-- It's easy when you know how - but that's the hard part. Ontario, Canada

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