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Screw Handled Mallet for Smitty - Mallet Swap!

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Project by Mauricio posted 12-26-2012 03:19 AM 1905 views 9 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this for the mallet swap (found here: http://lumberjocks.com/topics/42130)

I had different ideas for the mallet but when I found out it was for Smitty I tried to up my game a little. It had to look nice siting on his beautiful bench.

I have been trying to make wooden screws for a while so I have had a few that have not worked out. So I came up with this idea to use one as a handle for this mallet.

After a lot of shaping and sanding on the lathe I think its fits pretty comfortably in the hand and adds some extra grip plus I think it looks cool.

This is my first carving mallet ever. It’s all hard maple, finished with Tried & True Danish oil and dark wax.
Now I think I’m going to have to make me one!

Thanks for looking,

Merry Christmas,

Mauricio

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





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#1 posted 12-26-2012 03:22 AM

unique mallet good job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 12-26-2012 03:23 AM

Mauricio, Very Unique, Love the Handle…...

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

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#3 posted 12-26-2012 03:24 AM

Way to bring a unique design to the mallet Mauricio. Looks great buddy. It will be interesting to see all of these mallets start showing up in pictures and project shots over the years. Merry Christmas.

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#4 posted 12-26-2012 03:34 AM

Your work is so inspirational. Awesome job.

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

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#5 posted 12-26-2012 03:38 AM

It’s insane, but you’ve got a grip.

Reminds me of cabillos de bicicleta when I was growing up.

-- Dreaming of the day I might joint two pieces of wood square..........

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#6 posted 12-26-2012 03:40 AM

You have been cuttin to many screws. But its very cool.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#7 posted 12-26-2012 03:54 AM

Unusal handle design, but I think it’ll look great on Smitty’s bench.

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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#8 posted 12-26-2012 03:55 AM

Yes, cool indeed! Maur, you did a wonderfully unique thing in this gift mallet- it’s got your personal woodworking journey built in. And I love it!

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

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#9 posted 12-26-2012 04:20 AM

Thanks for the great comments everyone!

Shane you are so right, its going to warm our hearts each time we see our buddies projects and blog entries with our mallets making an appearance from time to time.
Smitty, thanks, and I’m glad you liked it. The finial on the butt of the handle is one of my favorite parts. I love highly polished end grain. You know at first it was dome shaped which made it look just like scchlong so I had to square it off. ;-) I think the way it is now matches the rest of the mallet better though.
Truly its more fun to give than to receive!

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

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#10 posted 12-26-2012 04:30 AM

That’s one for the ages Mauricio, truly a top shelf
mallet.

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#11 posted 12-26-2012 04:33 AM

So much awesome. I literally laughed when I saw that first picture of Smitty opening the box to reveal a wooden screw handle… Epic

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#12 posted 12-26-2012 04:40 AM

Puts a smile on my face every time I see it. Very creative Mauricio.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#13 posted 12-26-2012 05:00 AM

Thanks wahoo and Scotty!

Mos, you are right, I also got a kick out of that! I’m glad it didnt look more like a scchlong, otherwise it would have looked even more epic.

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

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#14 posted 12-26-2012 05:20 AM

“It is ALIVE!!!”

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

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#15 posted 12-26-2012 05:29 AM

I love it each time I see it. I reminds me of a helter skelter.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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