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This is my mallet. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

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Project by BTimmons posted 333 days ago 1217 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The title says it all. Red oak and walnut, rubbed with BLO. Nice and hefty.

-- Brian in Arlington, TX





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whitebeast88

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#1 posted 333 days ago

very nice,i like the contrast in the woods.
i think that one will do about any job you’ll need.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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chrisstef

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#2 posted 333 days ago

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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eugenie

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#3 posted 333 days ago

What do you use it for! What is BLO. I kind of like my finishing hammer!

-- Eugenie Woodcraft

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Don W

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#4 posted 333 days ago

a good mallet form sure. Don’t hit your thumb.

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - http://timetestedtools.wordpress.com (timetestedtools at hotmail dot c0m)

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BTimmons

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#5 posted 333 days ago

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.

-- Brian in Arlington, TX

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 333 days ago

Looks like a winner,enjoy.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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eugenie

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#7 posted 333 days ago

Good to know, thank you.

-- Eugenie Woodcraft

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Greg D

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#8 posted 333 days ago

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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CalgaryGeoff

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#9 posted 333 days ago

I love it.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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snoman1973

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#10 posted 332 days ago

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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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 332 days ago

Very nice, Brian. It’s a beautiful tool.

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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SPalm

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#12 posted 332 days ago

Nice wacker Brian.

Did you fill the inside with loose lead weights? If not, it is nice to have a dead blow model too.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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BTimmons

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#13 posted 332 days ago

Steve, I didn’t go the dead blow route with this. Seems like a fine excuse to build another one down the road.

-- Brian in Arlington, TX

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OnlyJustME

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#14 posted 332 days ago

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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woodcox

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#15 posted 331 days ago

Nice, it’s how you use it though, right?

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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