Mallet Swap 2012

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Project by Gshepherd posted 12-26-2012 05:52 AM 2399 views 8 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Being part of the 1st annual LJ’s X-Mas 2012 Mallet Swap here is the Mallet that was given to Johnstoneb

I did not take any pics so I am using the ones Johnstoneb posted earlier today.

The handle is Birdseye Maple with lots of extra character. The main body of the head is out of Santos Mahogany. Then I added some more figured Maple followed up with some more Santos Mahogany.

The Handle was given 8 coats of GF Turners polish, which was put on with a small brush with the lathe turning and heated between coats to get a nice protective build. The Head was done with several coasts of Danish Oil and some Milands wax. The medallions are from a Monks ceremony robe. LOL another story behind all that….

I truely enjoyed this years Mallet Swap and can’t wait till we do something like this again. Check out all the other Mallets that were made, I am sure you will enjoy them…....

Thanks for Looking and have a Merry X-mas and Happy New Year…...

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

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#1 posted 12-26-2012 06:04 AM

That’s a beautiful mallet Shep. The proportions, styling, and
grain combos make for one fine mallet.

The medallions give a lot of character to the mallet as well.

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#2 posted 12-26-2012 06:05 AM

Absolutely amazing…

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#3 posted 12-26-2012 06:09 AM

Cool looking malett.

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#4 posted 12-26-2012 07:26 AM

Nice looking mallet, is it to use or just for show.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#5 posted 12-26-2012 07:46 AM

Bob, It is to be used and abused…. I sure hope he uses it…...

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

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

Great looking mallet…

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#7 posted 12-26-2012 10:55 AM

As usual Shep, well done.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#8 posted 12-26-2012 12:48 PM

Such a sweet mallet Shep, nice work

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#9 posted 12-26-2012 01:31 PM

I will definitely use it, and remember this mallet seap each time I see it in the shop.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#10 posted 12-26-2012 01:31 PM

Nice job GShep! Your design and execution is wonderful.
Awaiting the “rest of” the story about the acquisition of the medallions.

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#11 posted 12-26-2012 05:38 PM

Beautiful mallet Shep.

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#12 posted 12-26-2012 05:46 PM

It is a piece of art.

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#13 posted 12-26-2012 09:39 PM

Awesome. Really like the medallions on the ends. Great form too. it’ll keep those subjects in line.

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#14 posted 12-26-2012 11:32 PM

I must say, that I didn’t even notice the medallion on the handle end until just now. it is truly a work of art.. very very well done, my vote for nicest.. I know how much work was involved having done one also, so that makes me even more impressed with this one.. outstanding job Shep outstanding.. Papa

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#15 posted 12-26-2012 11:37 PM

It is a beauty Shep.

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