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Project by Mauricio posted 02-08-2013 03:41 PM 1478 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A while back Boatman Jim hooked a couple of us up with small brass mallet heads. Well I finally got mine handled.

In keeping with the spirit of honoring gifts received from fellow LJ I also used some Jatoba BrandonW hooked me up with. It was glued up from two cut offs from my sliding deadman put on my bench. I’m milking this jatoba like it was gold. LOL.

I’m excited to have this nice mallet, I use a small mallet for plane adjustment a lot even on my metal bodied planes.

Thanks Jim and Brandon!

Thanks for looking,

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 02-08-2013 03:44 PM

Very cool, Mauricio. That jatoba is like the fish and loaves of bread—-just when I think you’ve used it all, it keeps appearing in more projects.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#2 posted 02-08-2013 03:47 PM

HAHAHA, great analogy Brandon. Now I’m going to have to glue up some more scraps to make more stuff with it. LOL.

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

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#3 posted 02-08-2013 04:09 PM

should we start calling you Hay Seuss?

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

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#4 posted 02-08-2013 04:19 PM

milk it as much as possible. that’s what will tie all your shop projects together – love that.

nice mallet !

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#5 posted 02-08-2013 04:57 PM

It’s nice to have friends and LJ’s is a great place to make them. Very nice mallet, I imagine it being an heirloom piece one of these days.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#6 posted 02-08-2013 06:35 PM

nice work Mauricio. You’re starting to pile up a bunch of classy tools.

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

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#7 posted 02-08-2013 07:10 PM

Thanks for all the great comments guys.

Yeah, I think my new workbench is inspiring me to step up my game with the tools I use on it. :-)

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

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#8 posted 02-08-2013 10:14 PM

Nice mallet!

step up my game

Looks to me like you double stepped Mauricio!

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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#9 posted 02-08-2013 11:51 PM

Looks very nice Mauricio. But just a correction it is bronze not brass. It’s a much tougher metal. Nothing like making something that just fits your style.
Jim

-- Jim, Long Island, NY Ancorayachtservice.com home of the chain leg vise

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#10 posted 02-08-2013 11:55 PM

Looks like you have done your gifts justice. Turned out well.

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#11 posted 02-09-2013 12:15 AM

Really nice looking mallet Mauricio!! That will go great with the new bench.

-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB

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#12 posted 02-09-2013 04:35 AM

Beautiful work Mauricio.

-- ~Tony

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#13 posted 02-09-2013 01:27 PM

lovely

-- Joel

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#14 posted 02-09-2013 01:57 PM

Mauricio, that is a beautiful tool. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#15 posted 02-09-2013 04:07 PM

Thanks for your comments guys.

Jim, thanks again for the mallet head. I didnt know there was a difference between bronze and brass. Now I know!

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

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