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Project by SASmith posted 12-25-2012 08:13 PM 1901 views 8 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For the swap I sent Mos this “bent” mallet.

Constructed of Red Elm and Black Walnut and glued with TBII and Epoxy.
Both the head and the handle were made using off-center turning on my old ShopSmith 10ER. Each piece required 3 “center” points.

Here are a few more I gave as gifts this christmas.

Black Cherry and Black Walnut


Red Elm and White Oak

Black Walnut and Hard Maple

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois





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ShaneA

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#1 posted 12-25-2012 08:26 PM

A wonderful whacker sir. Unique, and eye catching.

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

That is TOTALLY COOL!

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

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#3 posted 12-25-2012 08:38 PM

That’s very creative good job.

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#4 posted 12-25-2012 08:52 PM

Cute!
I wonder if you could find a way to make these mallets say “OW!” when they hit something kinda like one of those tubes that you turn end for end and it makes a “mooing sound”. Corny but fun because these look almost like an artistic caricature. LOL
DanK

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#5 posted 12-25-2012 08:57 PM

Still love those mallets, the offset turning just looks awesome

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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#6 posted 12-25-2012 09:14 PM

Thanks guys. Here is the one I got from Al.
Thanks again, Al.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#7 posted 12-25-2012 11:49 PM

I’ve never seen a mallet quite like that! I really like it!

-- Snookie, Jasper,GA

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#8 posted 12-26-2012 12:26 AM

Scott, that is very clever indeed….....a first for me as well…...well done for sure!

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#9 posted 12-26-2012 12:28 AM

Very Nice work SAS, Great design…..

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

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#10 posted 12-26-2012 03:44 AM

Offset turning extremely creative. Well done.

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#11 posted 12-26-2012 03:53 AM

I love the offset turning, Great skills man! Good job.

-- 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 05:49 PM

Pretty cool mallet man.

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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#13 posted 12-26-2012 05:55 PM

Offset.
That’s a great piece of workmanship and skill.

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#14 posted 12-28-2012 03:33 AM

Beautiful and original work SAS!

-- ~Tony

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#15 posted 12-29-2012 09:20 PM

I’m not sure why, but when I see it I think of Winnie the Poo.

That’s a good thing.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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