Major Wallop

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Project by bondogaposis posted 657 days ago 1704 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a mallet I made yesterday. I recently acquired a lathe and I am having a lot of fun learning woodturning. The wood is Bolivian rosewood and maple. I left a little inclusion of sapwood to act character. I’m hoping that in use it will be able to deliver gentle persuasion or major wallop as needed, perhaps intimidating chisels to their task just by reaching for it, lol, ;).

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#1 posted 657 days ago

Well Done, I’m also starting out on the lathe, mind if I copy your dual wood design?
Imitation after all is the highest form of flattery.

-- "If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy." Red Green

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#2 posted 657 days ago

Real nice! that should send the chisels running!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#3 posted 657 days ago

I like the rosewood and maple contrast. It looks good!!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 657 days ago

Too cool to use

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#5 posted 657 days ago

I see your mallet will have a soft spot for your chisels…lol nice work thanks for sharing

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#6 posted 657 days ago

@ Monte Pittman… yes it has to be hang on the wall….

-- - Greetings from Brazil - --

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#7 posted 657 days ago

Very nice turning and wood combo : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#8 posted 657 days ago

Very nice mallet!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 657 days ago

Very nice…. You did a fine job and have a dandy finish on it!

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#10 posted 657 days ago

great looking mallet. now go dent it!

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#11 posted 657 days ago

I like it..Bondo
Make some more.
They are so addicting.

-- Quicksilver

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Michael Wilson

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#12 posted 656 days ago

+1 in the “too pretty to use” column.

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#13 posted 621 days ago

Very nice.

-- Leonard H.

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#14 posted 621 days ago

Very cool Bonda, Now here you go a walloping a walloping you go. :))

-- Custom furniture

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