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Screw Handled Mallet for Smitty - Mallet Swap!

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Project by Mauricio posted 576 days ago 1651 views 8 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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a1Jim

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#1 posted 576 days ago

unique mallet good job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Gshepherd

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#2 posted 576 days ago

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

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

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ShaneA

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#3 posted 576 days ago

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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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 576 days ago

Your work is so inspirational. Awesome job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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BuyoMasilla

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#5 posted 576 days ago

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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Dave

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#6 posted 576 days ago

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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ksSlim

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#7 posted 576 days ago

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

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#8 posted 576 days ago

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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Mauricio

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#9 posted 576 days ago

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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waho6o9

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#10 posted 576 days ago

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

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Mosquito

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#11 posted 576 days ago

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

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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lysdexic

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#12 posted 576 days ago

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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Mauricio

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#13 posted 576 days ago

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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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#14 posted 576 days ago

“It is ALIVE!!!”

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

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Brandon

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#15 posted 576 days ago

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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