2012 Mallet Swap

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Project by SASmith posted 612 days ago 1405 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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#1 posted 612 days ago

A wonderful whacker sir. Unique, and eye catching.

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#2 posted 612 days ago


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

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#3 posted 612 days ago

That’s very creative good job.

-- Custom furniture

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Dan Krager

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#4 posted 612 days ago

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

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL

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#5 posted 612 days ago

Still love those mallets, the offset turning just looks awesome

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist -

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#6 posted 612 days ago

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

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#7 posted 612 days ago

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

-- Snookie, Jasper,GA

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#8 posted 612 days ago

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

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#9 posted 612 days ago

Very Nice work SAS, Great design…..

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

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#10 posted 612 days ago

Offset turning extremely creative. Well done.

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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#11 posted 612 days ago

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 612 days ago

Pretty cool mallet man.

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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#13 posted 612 days ago

That’s a great piece of workmanship and skill.

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#14 posted 610 days ago

Beautiful and original work SAS!

-- ~Tony

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#15 posted 608 days ago

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. -

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