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The title says it all. Red oak and walnut, rubbed with BLO. Nice and hefty.
-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com
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#1 posted 05-19-2013 09:50 PM
very nice,i like the contrast in the woods.i think that one will do about any job you’ll need.
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#2 posted 05-19-2013 09:51 PM
This is my mallet, this is my gun. This is for mashing, this is for fun.
Nice whacker BT!
-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty
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#3 posted 05-19-2013 09:57 PM
What do you use it for! What is BLO. I kind of like my finishing hammer!
-- Eugenie Woodcraft
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#4 posted 05-19-2013 10:41 PM
a good mallet form sure. Don’t hit your thumb.
-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com
#5 posted 05-19-2013 11:35 PM
Eugenie, I’ll use it with chisels for chopping waste out of mortises and dovetail joints, that sort of thing. BLO is boiled linseed oil.
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#6 posted 05-19-2013 11:45 PM
Looks like a winner,enjoy.
-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture
#7 posted 05-19-2013 11:47 PM
Good to know, thank you.
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#8 posted 05-20-2013 06:14 AM
That’s sweet! Great job on the contrasting colors.
-- Greg D, Cen. CA, "Keep it on the Level, Do it Right the First Time!"
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#9 posted 05-20-2013 08:03 AM
I love it.
-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.
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#10 posted 05-20-2013 12:11 PM
Psst BT….Thor is looking for you….
-- The wood often tells me what it wants to be... great... now the voices in my head have company....
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#11 posted 05-20-2013 12:20 PM
Very nice, Brian. It’s a beautiful tool.
helluvawreck aka Charleshttp://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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#12 posted 05-20-2013 12:49 PM
Nice wacker Brian.
Did you fill the inside with loose lead weights? If not, it is nice to have a dead blow model too.
-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon
#13 posted 05-20-2013 04:01 PM
Steve, I didn’t go the dead blow route with this. Seems like a fine excuse to build another one down the road.
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#14 posted 05-20-2013 08:31 PM
And a mighty fine mallet it is.
-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?
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#15 posted 05-21-2013 11:31 PM
Nice, it’s how you use it though, right?
-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.
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