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Here is a cherry and purple heart mallet I recently made. Turned out great and ready to start using. Here is my blog post.
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#1 posted 02-08-2013 05:12 PM
Looks great! Nice job on this.
-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW
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#2 posted 02-08-2013 05:39 PM
Nice lookimg mallet. I really like purpleheart. It really setups up a nice accent with a lot of different woods.You might want to glue a piece of leather on one or both faces. It will keep you from marring softer woods.
-- Bruce, Boise, ID
#3 posted 02-08-2013 06:40 PM
Bruce- Where do you get leather from? Do you know of anywhere to get it for a descent price?
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#4 posted 02-08-2013 10:17 PM
It’s beautiful, like the wood combo and the shape on that mallet.
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#5 posted 02-08-2013 10:21 PM
Tim, That’s a beefy mallet. I second the recommendation for leather.
For leather, do you have a Tandy’s near you? Or a Hobby Lobby? Or even a good will (buy an old leather bag or leather jacket and cut it up if they’re thick enough).
-- "hold fast to that which is good"
#6 posted 02-08-2013 10:24 PM
Thanks for all the comments.Brandon- I have a hobby lobby, thanks for the heads up on getting leather.
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#7 posted 02-10-2013 06:14 PM
Too pretty to use! LOL! Really!
-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher
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#8 posted 02-11-2013 12:00 AM
Go to your Mothers house and in the attic she has 10,000 old leather bags. Find one and ASK if you can have it, if you want to drive her crazy tell her it will look good on you!
-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.
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#9 posted 02-11-2013 10:48 PM
I like the pin stripe.
-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com
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