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Project by VandenHoofdakker posted 04-09-2013 at 12:46 PM 1609 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The first one: a mallet made out of purpleheart and hard maple.

The second: Some new handles for two rasps of Smoked Oak.

And the third: a baseball batt made out of Hornbean.

All of the projects are finished with a couple of layers Danish Oil.


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#1 posted 04-09-2013 at 01:12 PM

Very nice.

-- Todd

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#2 posted 04-09-2013 at 02:06 PM

Those rasps are beautiful! The mallet tenon design is also very cool.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#3 posted 04-09-2013 at 03:44 PM

Nice mallet

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#4 posted 04-09-2013 at 08:28 PM

Love the segmented mallet, beautiful!

-- Greg D, Cen. CA, "Keep it on the Level, Do it Right the First Time!"

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#5 posted 04-10-2013 at 01:55 AM

Great work on all of them…. Love the Mallet….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 04-10-2013 at 05:56 AM

I think I’d end up fondling all of those a lot more than I’d end up using them. Something about the soft curves just makes me want to touch them.

-- Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball.

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#7 posted 04-10-2013 at 09:13 AM

Love the mallet. Very nice job.

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#8 posted 04-10-2013 at 09:52 AM

Some nice looking turns there! Agree with all above,the mallet is an eye catcher !

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#9 posted 04-11-2013 at 05:57 PM

Can you elaborate on the term “smoked oak”? Until I read your comment, I was thinking walnut. Is it anything like faux ebonizing?

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#10 posted 04-12-2013 at 06:26 AM

Great turning projects. Like the baseball bat most. The mallet is cool with the inlay. The rasps are pretty.

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#11 posted 04-16-2013 at 01:39 PM

The ebonizing of the European Oak was done by “ammonia” By creating a small housing for the two handles which is filled with a bit of ammonia, you can ebonize the Oak as dark as you want. These handles have been ebonizing for eight hours. The gas of the ammonia react with the acid in the Oak, and will turn dark.

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