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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 02-09-2014 09:43 PM 1053 views 1 time favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a mallet to use on our new lathe in the woodshop in the High Chapparal park. It is the first project off the lathe. The head is made from a piece of Idaho mountain mahogany that had too may inclusions in it to be good for anything else. The handle is a piece of cedar off the new firewood pile. The handle has an oval section in the hand grasping area. Although the cedar is purple now, when it is exposed to sunlight for a while it will be as brown as the head. The head is 5” long and about 2” in diameter.

It is finished with clear gloss lacquer…....................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!





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Grumpy

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#1 posted 02-09-2014 09:58 PM

One very nice piece Jim.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#2 posted 02-09-2014 10:13 PM

that turned out beautiful, the head part has some really nice figure in it…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 02-09-2014 10:36 PM

Good looking mallet Jim.
Is that cedar a lot stronger than Western Red?

BTW are you coming down to the gem show this year?

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#4 posted 02-09-2014 10:52 PM

Thanks Tony, Grizz and Paul.

Hi Paul. The cedar is light weight but I don’t know about comparative strength. It is working real good to hammer the pieces into the spur drive.
We are going to the gem show on Tuesday with another guy from Apache Trail. If you are there then, I have my phone on- 630 551 6075….....

.......................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 02-09-2014 11:23 PM

That may be too pretty to bang on stuff with Jim….looks like it should be mounted on a presentation plaque for some retiring judge or office holder…. beautiful work as usual buddy

-- 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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#6 posted 02-09-2014 11:32 PM

Definitely stout! That should do any job you ask of it.

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

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#7 posted 02-10-2014 12:07 AM

Thanks Buster and Paul.
Buster, it already has some dents in it from yesterday…..............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 02-10-2014 01:17 AM

Very cool

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#9 posted 02-10-2014 01:18 AM

Jim…................Nicely done and a grand mallet it is….

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#10 posted 02-10-2014 01:27 AM

That looks great. Just love the colors of Cedar.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#11 posted 02-10-2014 02:36 AM

If you put a longer handle on it, you could make a good ole Crochet set! LOL

Very COOL mallet!

COOL WOOD!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#12 posted 02-10-2014 03:42 AM

Nice job as always!

-- Dick

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#13 posted 02-10-2014 04:33 AM

Nice and fancy BEATING STICK made from what’s on hand the way I like it .

-- Kiefer 松

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#14 posted 02-10-2014 04:34 AM

Nice wood combination-real beauty.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#15 posted 02-10-2014 04:45 AM

Good looking mallet Jim! How much does it weigh? Nice burned in (?) detail on the head. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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