Mallets for all

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Project by quicksilver posted 11-06-2012 09:53 PM 1883 views 6 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Help, I can’t stop myself.
Too bad I don’t do much chisel work…...arthritis of the thumbs.
Used to teach turning and these are simple projects for the adult classes.
Five piece mallets are simple and the scrapes are plentiful.
Have fun

-- Quicksilver

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#1 posted 11-06-2012 09:55 PM

... that will be mallets of your dreams !!!

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#2 posted 11-06-2012 10:57 PM

thank you … when will the white square one arive .... :-))


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#3 posted 11-06-2012 11:10 PM

Thanks …when will the white round one arrive….Yes I serious…thanks

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#4 posted 11-07-2012 02:20 AM

They are all gorgeous!
I love the shape, dowels and wood you used in the chunky one on the right in the first pic
I can’t wait until I get a shop reno and add a lathe.

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#5 posted 11-07-2012 02:39 AM

Nice, some real lookers in there.

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#6 posted 11-07-2012 03:08 AM

Very nice mallets – I’ll come over to your shop when I need one.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#7 posted 11-07-2012 11:10 AM

That is one heck of a collection of mallets….... Very Nice…. You should post them on the Mallet thread….

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#8 posted 11-07-2012 07:09 PM

As Abraham Lincoln said, “With mallets toward none,...”

So I don’t think anyone will be getting these amazing mallets. :)

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#9 posted 11-07-2012 07:20 PM


A very nice collection!

Now, which one is your favorite for tapping woodcarving chisels? LOL

All are very COOL…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#10 posted 11-09-2012 02:35 AM

Great looking collection.

-- Bob A in NJ

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#11 posted 11-10-2012 12:45 AM

Great Job!

-- " Have Fun, Go Fast, and Take Chances for Christ's Sake!!"

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#12 posted 11-10-2012 12:46 AM

Great Job!

-- " Have Fun, Go Fast, and Take Chances for Christ's Sake!!"

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#13 posted 11-13-2012 10:47 PM

The white round one is a Richard Raffan design, which he called a meat basher.
The wood was from a recently felled birch tree and was green and very wet.
Had fun in the adult class letting people experience green turning. What a joy.
I gave it a 50/50 chance of surviving without cracking.
I lost, as there is a 1/4” crack on the other side.
Should have used the soap drying technique.
The large round mallet on the left is from a Wood magazine project.
June/July 2004
One could easily turn any number of interesting shapes opening up segmented colors.

-- Quicksilver

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