Major Wallop

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Project by bondogaposis posted 11-13-2012 07:49 PM 1867 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 11-13-2012 08:02 PM

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 11-13-2012 08:02 PM

Real nice! that should send the chisels running!

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

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#3 posted 11-13-2012 08:03 PM

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

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#4 posted 11-13-2012 08:14 PM

Too cool to use

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 11-13-2012 08:50 PM

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

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#6 posted 11-13-2012 09:44 PM

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

-- - Greetings from Brazil - --

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#7 posted 11-13-2012 10:22 PM

Very nice turning and wood combo : )

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

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#8 posted 11-13-2012 11:18 PM

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 11-13-2012 11:32 PM

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

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#10 posted 11-14-2012 01:51 AM

great looking mallet. now go dent it!

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#11 posted 11-14-2012 03:12 AM

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

-- Quicksilver

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#12 posted 11-14-2012 08:14 PM

+1 in the “too pretty to use” column.

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#13 posted 12-19-2012 04:11 PM

Very nice.

-- Leonard H.

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#14 posted 12-19-2012 04:26 PM

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

-- Custom furniture

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