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These Mallet Dreamers got me motivated.So heres what I came up with.
It is hedge, (Osage Orange).9” L, 2-3/8” D and 12.1 oz W.
-- I'll be a woodworker when I grow up. HHHOPKS
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#1 posted 12-07-2012 07:25 PM
Nice work. Looks like it packs a punch.
-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com
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#2 posted 12-07-2012 08:30 PM
Nice. Wish I had some.
-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.
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#3 posted 12-07-2012 08:38 PM
Nice mallet. It reminds me of how much I want a lathe! I’m so jealous!
-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."
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#4 posted 12-07-2012 08:47 PM
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#5 posted 12-07-2012 10:27 PM
Great job. That looks like it will be a pleasure to use.
-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."
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#6 posted 12-07-2012 10:57 PM
Nice mallet I have made them out of the woodpile also. I sometimes do a little timber framing and mallets take it pretty rough sometimes they last quite a while sometimes not so long. I find lever wood (hop hornbeam) makes a good one. yours puts my 15 min. need it now mallets to shame.
-- A tube of calk and a gallon of paint will make a carpenter what he ain't
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#7 posted 12-07-2012 11:28 PM
I love turning osage orange. It’s expensive as all get out in the north east though. What did you finish it with? It looks awesome
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#8 posted 12-08-2012 01:55 AM
Before and after pictures are a great display of craftsmanship. Good job!
-- Jay - http://www.jayscustomcreations.com
#9 posted 12-08-2012 01:58 AM
5 coats of shellac on the lathe and couple coats of wax and called it good.
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