Sweet Coco and Birdseye Mallet

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Project by Gshepherd posted 620 days ago 1053 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a 16oz Mallet made from Cocobolo and Birdseye Maple. The handle was attached by making a 1 3/8×3 inch long tenon. When I felt the tenon was perfect I sanded it with some 60 grit to give the Epoxy a little more to grab on to. The finish is a mixture of Varnish, Tung Oil, and Turpentine. Finished off with some Milands wax.

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

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#1 posted 620 days ago

Beautiful, really nailed this one.

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#2 posted 619 days ago

Beautiful, but that is just too pretty to use and beat up. However, I fully understand and would use it anyway—enjoying every moment of it’s use.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 619 days ago

To nice to beat up….......

-- "ButI'mMuchBetterNow"

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#4 posted 619 days ago

Coco and Birdseye, great combination of woods. You did a great job turning that…...

-- Brock, Illinois

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#5 posted 619 days ago

Awesome! Gonna mix some of that formula today and give a try!

Nice work, G.

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#6 posted 617 days ago

That one would go in my display case beside the others. Really nice work there.


-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#7 posted 83 days ago

A very handsome mallet, well done!

-- A poor workman blames his tools;either he learn to use them,or find better tools.Woodwork is good work;idle hands are the devils playthings.

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