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Mallet or Gavel?

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Project by luv2learn posted 531 days ago 821 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

If I were an auctioneer or a judge I guess this would be called a gavel. But, since I am just a happy old woodworker I will call it my first ever mallet. The handle is oak and the barrel is birch with walnut end caps.

Have a great day!!

-- 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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WoodenFrog

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#1 posted 531 days ago

Cooollll!!!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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Roger

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#2 posted 531 days ago

I likes it… Court is now in session

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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woodshaver

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#3 posted 531 days ago

Judging by the what I see here I would say the Jury is out and the verdict is Awesome!
Nice work Lee!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Mauricio

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#4 posted 531 days ago

Damn nice for a first mallet!

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

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ralbuck

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#5 posted 531 days ago

Too NIce to use!

When are you making the crouquet set?

-- just rjR

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luv2learn

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#6 posted 531 days ago

Thanks everyone for all the kind words. The lathe is really a nice addition to my shop even if it is an old one.

ralbuck, that is the same question my wife asked :)

-- 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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oakwood

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#7 posted 531 days ago

A very nice mallet it is. If you use it in the shop all the better. If not you can always look at it and say..Yes I made this mallet. Nice work.

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stefang

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#8 posted 531 days ago

Good call! I always think of a gavel as something a judge or other official uses. Us lowly woodworkers use only mallets except when we are calling our woodworking club to order. THEN you can call it a gavel! Either way, it looks very nicely made to me.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Dennisgrosen

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#9 posted 531 days ago

as you can see in my avatar …. I could be tempted to call it a headbanger :-)

its too pretty to be used in a shop

Dennis

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HillbillyShooter

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#10 posted 530 days ago

Nice job, and certainly more useful as a mallet.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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SASmith

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#11 posted 530 days ago

Great work.
I like the walnut end caps.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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BusterB

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#12 posted 530 days ago

Whichever you call it….its danged good work…...Nice job

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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