Mallet Swap mallet

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Project by Don W posted 12-25-2012 06:15 PM 1644 views 9 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is the Mallet I made for the mallet swap.

Some more (and better) pic’s here.

And then the mallet I received.

Chestnut is the main part of the head with bloodwood as it’s
side pieces and wenge as the bottom of the head. The ash handle, Mahogany is the accent pieces on the ash handle. The leather is an old pair of boot laces.

Finish is Brush oil.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#1 posted 12-25-2012 06:20 PM

Looks great Don. Too nice to use . . . might damage the finish. ;)
Well done. Any idea on the final weight?

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#2 posted 12-25-2012 06:22 PM

you know John, I did weight it, but I can’t remember what it weighed.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#3 posted 12-25-2012 06:30 PM

That’s a winner! Merry Christmas

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 12-25-2012 07:17 PM

Stunning work Don.

And aged as a deer carcass too…

Your shop kicks ass.

-- ~Tony

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#5 posted 12-25-2012 07:20 PM

Darn nice looking

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

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#6 posted 12-25-2012 08:34 PM

Well done Don. Impressive whacker you got there.

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#7 posted 12-25-2012 08:35 PM

Nice whackin tool Don.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#8 posted 12-25-2012 08:58 PM

Don, excellent work!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#9 posted 12-26-2012 12:30 AM

Don, sweet lookin Mallet you made. Great colors….

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

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#10 posted 12-26-2012 03:37 AM

Nicely done Don!

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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#11 posted 12-26-2012 03:52 AM

Very nice! And the leather is a nice touch.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#12 posted 12-26-2012 02:57 PM

Thor himself would be proud to swing that mallet.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#13 posted 12-26-2012 05:52 PM

Sweet mallet Don.

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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#14 posted 12-26-2012 05:59 PM

A fella could hurt something with that.

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#15 posted 11-14-2014 12:37 PM


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