Mallet Trio with Gift Box

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Project by cdarney posted 12-05-2012 09:32 PM 1527 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these mallets as a Christmas gift but I’m not sure if it’ll be for this year.
The heads are Bubinga and the handles are Hickory.

The design for the mallets came from Woodcraft Magazine VOL.8/NO.46 April/May 12.

They’re all finished with Watco Fruitwood Danish Oil. The sixes of the mallets are:

Small – 3 1/4” wide x 2 7/8” high x 3 1/4” thick. Weight 14oz.
Medium – 5” wide x 2 7/8” high x 3 1/4” thick. Weight 1 lb, 6 oz.
Large – 5 7/8” wide x 2 7/8” high x 3 1/4”. Weight 1 lb, 12 oz.
Handles – 14” and weigh 6oz

The angle on the heads is 5*.

I couldn’t just hand someone mallets so I made a box to put them in. The box is
Ambrosia Maple with a hingeless lid similar to the one found in FWW No.225 April 2012.
I added a small Bubinga pull so I would know what wa the top and front of the lid.
I wasn’t that good at the precision. The sides are mitred with Bubinga splines. It’s
finished with shellac.

I assumed that no one would actually store their mallets in such a box so I made some
dividers of Bubinga and Ambrosia Maple so that it could be “re-purposed”.

The dimensions of the box are:

16 3/4” x 14 3/4” x 4”.

I really liked the way they turned out. I’m glad I decided to make two sets at the
same time. I get to keep them!

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#1 posted 12-05-2012 09:40 PM

Somehow, this looks like a “Dueling Set” of Mallets. You know like the famous 1804 Aaron Burr vs. Alexander Hamilton duel. ;-) Just joking… Very nice job and I bet they will be well used. Well done.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#2 posted 12-05-2012 10:31 PM

Lovely Christmas present.

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#3 posted 12-06-2012 01:03 AM

Great Xmas gift, the box makes it even better as you have no idea what it contains

Reminds me of the hammer Thor uses

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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