LumberJocks

All Replies on Mallets of your dreams

  • Advertise with us
View carguy460's profile

Mallets of your dreams

by carguy460
posted 10-05-2012 02:33 PM


« prev 1 ... 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 ... 53 next »
2606 replies

2606 replies so far

View Don W's profile

Don W

15584 posts in 1322 days


#2351 posted 01-13-2013 07:03 PM

No, never did cape cod. Let me know when it happening.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

View chrisstef's profile

chrisstef

11489 posts in 1761 days


#2352 posted 01-13-2013 07:10 PM

It goes on all summer long thurs – Sun. Tools are in the waay back. Gotta do it on a nice warm day and the place is packed.

-- "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

View Don W's profile

Don W

15584 posts in 1322 days


#2353 posted 01-13-2013 07:59 PM

I’ll need to get out there at least once.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

View OnlyJustME's profile

OnlyJustME

1562 posts in 1132 days


#2354 posted 01-13-2013 08:50 PM

You guys are lucky. I use to live in NJ and had a choice of 3 different steady flea markets most of the year. now i live in MD and can’t find any except 1 that seems to be just an open air dollar store.
Anyone know of any good swap meets/flea markets down here in MD?

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?

View stan3443's profile

stan3443

210 posts in 1030 days


#2355 posted 01-14-2013 03:27 AM

their used to be one in elkridge. but havent lived there in 10 years

-- If your not supposed to have hair on your face......why does it grow their

View woodworker59's profile

woodworker59

560 posts in 956 days


#2356 posted 01-15-2013 02:20 AM

Bhog, you put a longer handle on that mallet and it would make a first class butter churn.. I was expecting something out of this world extraordinary after waiting so long.. still all in all a nice mallet..

-- Papa@papaswoodworking.com

View bondogaposis's profile

bondogaposis

2767 posts in 1106 days


#2357 posted 01-15-2013 02:47 AM

Brandon W’s mallet getting some hard use on my Roubo build. I really like the leather faces, it takes all of the bounce out. Thanks again for the cool mallet.

-- Bondo Gaposis

View thedude50's profile

thedude50

3532 posts in 1233 days


#2358 posted 01-15-2013 02:59 AM

this is the mallet I received from Ron Mason in the Mallet swap thanks so much Ron It is very pretty I will find something to use it on

-- when I am not on Lumberjocks I am on @ http://thisoldworkshop.com where we allow free speech

View Smitty_Cabinetshop's profile

Smitty_Cabinetshop

10397 posts in 1373 days


#2359 posted 01-15-2013 03:02 AM

Papa, you scoundrel…

^Ron, that’s beautiful! What woods? Very clever, nicely done.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

View OnlyJustME's profile

OnlyJustME

1562 posts in 1132 days


#2360 posted 01-15-2013 04:23 AM

^my guess would be Holly for the handle and Ipe for the head.

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?

View Smitty_Cabinetshop's profile

Smitty_Cabinetshop

10397 posts in 1373 days


#2361 posted 01-15-2013 04:35 AM

Wow, Matt, you know you’re woods. I wouldn’t know Ipe if he bit me on the leg…

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

View ShaneA's profile

ShaneA

5456 posts in 1353 days


#2362 posted 01-15-2013 05:00 AM

If Ipe hit you in the leg, you would know it. I dont think it floats. lol

View lysdexic's profile

lysdexic

4892 posts in 1378 days


#2363 posted 01-15-2013 05:01 AM

Nope. It sinks.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

View bondogaposis's profile

bondogaposis

2767 posts in 1106 days


#2364 posted 01-15-2013 05:04 AM

Good guess, but it is maple and lacewood.

-- Bondo Gaposis

View Smitty_Cabinetshop's profile

Smitty_Cabinetshop

10397 posts in 1373 days


#2365 posted 01-15-2013 05:05 AM

Hah! I take back what I said, Matt. :-)

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

View OnlyJustME's profile

OnlyJustME

1562 posts in 1132 days


#2366 posted 01-15-2013 05:07 AM

Was i correct? Edit: I see i need to type faster.

I only know Ipe because i used to build decks with it and that’s the wood i used for the mallet i made for the swap. And yes if it bit/hit you in the leg you would know it for days. :) Never checked to see if it floats though. probably find a lot of it on the jersey shore since Sandy hit it and wiped the board walk.

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?

View OnlyJustME's profile

OnlyJustME

1562 posts in 1132 days


#2367 posted 01-15-2013 05:17 AM

Ok, well, the flash washed out the maple and made it look like holly and that Lacewood looks just like the Ipe that i turned for my mallet. Maybe it was mislabeled? lol :)

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?

View Smitty_Cabinetshop's profile

Smitty_Cabinetshop

10397 posts in 1373 days


#2368 posted 01-15-2013 05:32 AM

It’s… uhm… Mmm-IPE-LE! Yeah! :-) And that other wood, well, uhm… Oh, never mind.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

View thedude50's profile

thedude50

3532 posts in 1233 days


#2369 posted 01-15-2013 07:00 AM

All I know is its almost to pretty to use I think ill put it with my new carving tools I could use it it is a lot smaller than most of my mallets and it has really good balance so it should be fine for light carving its not for wACkING THE HELL OUT OF TIMBERS. Its more elegant than that and I dont have a small carving malet so I think thats where I am going to use this one.

-- when I am not on Lumberjocks I am on @ http://thisoldworkshop.com where we allow free speech

View woodworker59's profile

woodworker59

560 posts in 956 days


#2370 posted 01-16-2013 12:47 AM

Hey TerryR, just used that fine mallet I got for the mallet swap to make a nice rope carving for a vanity ring on a upholstered seat for over the radiator.. it worked fantastically… thanks again.. its a awesome mallet.. never used a carvers mallet before, I now know why they like them, it was perfect for hitting the carving tools,, not a big wallop, just a nice controlled whack.. yee haw.. love it, just love it… thanks.. again… Papa..
that is one beautiful mallet with the lace wood… hey can someone tell me the difference between lacewood and snakewood and leopardwood… near as I can tell its all the same,, they just charge more for it depending on which name they give it.. I have had pieces of all three in the shop at the same time and they were interchangeable near as I can tell.

-- Papa@papaswoodworking.com

View DaddyZ's profile

DaddyZ

2432 posts in 1795 days


#2371 posted 01-16-2013 06:11 PM

59^

Check out this link, as far as i can tell they are different species of wood but a lot of times they are mistakenly called other names
http://www.hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

View woodworker59's profile

woodworker59

560 posts in 956 days


#2372 posted 01-16-2013 11:47 PM

DaddyZ…thanks for the link, very informative. He even says at one point that the lacewood and the leopard wood are often mistaken for one another… will bookmark that link for future information.. thanks.. again… Papa…

-- Papa@papaswoodworking.com

View bandit571's profile

bandit571

7530 posts in 1438 days


#2373 posted 01-17-2013 03:47 AM

In for a refresher….

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

View thedude50's profile

thedude50

3532 posts in 1233 days


#2374 posted 01-18-2013 07:03 AM

I posted my Mallet from the swap in the projects area be sure to check it out here Click for details

-- when I am not on Lumberjocks I am on @ http://thisoldworkshop.com where we allow free speech

View bhog's profile

bhog

2177 posts in 1445 days


#2375 posted 01-18-2013 07:02 PM

I have used that beast a few times since I got it (finally…lol) and it is excellent for mortising.

-- I don't drive a Prius.

View TheJBitt's profile

TheJBitt

28 posts in 713 days


#2376 posted 01-18-2013 07:55 PM

Wow. The projects from the mallet swap all look amazing, and infinitely cooler than the framing hammer I’ve been using. I wish I had gotten on this site soon enough to get in on it… well, then I guess I also wish I had a lathe…

Very nicely done everyone. Something to aspire to.

-- I make great sawdust. -Jon in Warsaw, IN

View chrisstef's profile

chrisstef

11489 posts in 1761 days


#2377 posted 01-18-2013 08:25 PM

No need for a lathe Jbitt. There was a ton of square head mallets produced. All ya need is a block of wood with a hole in it, a few wedges, and a handle. Welcome to the gang.

-- "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

View Don W's profile

Don W

15584 posts in 1322 days


#2378 posted 01-18-2013 08:32 PM

that’;s because a ton of square head mallet hang out here.

Welcome Jbitt…....

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

View Jason's profile

Jason

3 posts in 709 days


#2379 posted 01-18-2013 09:54 PM

Just started mine today…we’ll see how it turns out.

-- --Jason

View thedude50's profile

thedude50

3532 posts in 1233 days


#2380 posted 01-20-2013 07:08 PM

I think Ill make myself a beast like the one I made Bhog I need a wacker with some wallop

-- when I am not on Lumberjocks I am on @ http://thisoldworkshop.com where we allow free speech

View woodworker59's profile

woodworker59

560 posts in 956 days


#2381 posted 01-23-2013 05:33 PM

Haven not heard much about the upcoming swap, whats the latest…?? we are making marking knives, but whats the deal… any new information… where to look… thanks.. papa

-- Papa@papaswoodworking.com

View waho6o9's profile

waho6o9

5305 posts in 1332 days


#2382 posted 01-23-2013 05:58 PM

View Cosmicsniper's profile

Cosmicsniper

2199 posts in 1913 days


#2383 posted 01-23-2013 06:03 PM

Okay, here’s the table made from the same wood as Al’s Christmas mallet.

Click for details

Sorry, Al, I won’t be mailing THIS one to you. :)

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

View Mauricio's profile

Mauricio

6904 posts in 1906 days


#2384 posted 01-23-2013 06:09 PM

Papa, here is the link to sign up for the swap. We are doing it through Elfster. http://www.elfster.com/exchange/view/9015602/68af89/

We are doing marking knives or awls for this swap. He have 21 people signed up so far, hope you can join in!

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

View mbs's profile

mbs

1504 posts in 1695 days


#2385 posted 01-24-2013 05:26 AM

I saw a question earlier about using leather on the faces. I made two mallets more than 20 years ago out of birds eye maple with rosewood? handles. It was one of my first projects. I faced them with leather. I think I used elmers glue. The leather is great shape and I’ve really abused them over the years.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

View thedude50's profile

thedude50

3532 posts in 1233 days


#2386 posted 01-24-2013 06:24 AM

b hog I haven’t even whacked my wacker yet it is still in the house looking pretty I hate to beat it up.

-- when I am not on Lumberjocks I am on @ http://thisoldworkshop.com where we allow free speech

View RGtools's profile

RGtools

3314 posts in 1409 days


#2387 posted 02-03-2013 02:54 PM

Since my other mallet finally died. I figured I would have to make a new one.

The initials are not vanity, they are so I remember which way it goes together since I can disconnect the handle and head based on the wedged friction fit.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

View AnthonyReed's profile

AnthonyReed

5089 posts in 1195 days


#2388 posted 02-03-2013 03:55 PM

Nice work Ryan.

-- ~Tony

View Brit's profile

Brit

5313 posts in 1597 days


#2389 posted 02-04-2013 10:37 PM

Hey Ryan – That’s not a mallet, this is a mallet.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LARGE-MALLET-BIG-TOP-/370747947141?pt=UK_Collectable_ToolsHasdware_RL&hash=item56524cb885

Only joking. That’s some fine work.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

View RGtools's profile

RGtools

3314 posts in 1409 days


#2390 posted 02-05-2013 03:33 AM

^ box making mallet.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

View Mauricio's profile

Mauricio

6904 posts in 1906 days


#2391 posted 02-05-2013 08:06 PM

Sweet Mallet Ryan, I like the simple mechanics of how it locks together.

I added some leather to one face of my mallet I got from Stef, just used some double stick carpet tape. Double stick carpet tape is the new cement glue.

I put some on my holdfasts too.

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

View Smitty_Cabinetshop's profile

Smitty_Cabinetshop

10397 posts in 1373 days


#2392 posted 02-06-2013 05:45 AM

Stanley #11 lignum vitae (sp?)

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

View chrisstef's profile

chrisstef

11489 posts in 1761 days


#2393 posted 02-06-2013 01:06 PM

Nice add on Maur! Soften that nasty SOB right up with a little leather, i like it.

-- "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

View Mauricio's profile

Mauricio

6904 posts in 1906 days


#2394 posted 02-08-2013 02:49 PM

If you guys remember a while back Boatman Jim hooked a couple of us up with small brass mallet heads. Well I finally got mine handled. (All kinds of time on my hands now that the bench is built)

In keeping with the spirit of honoring gifts received from fellow LJ I also used some Jatoba BrandonW hooked me up with. I’m milking this jatoba like it was gold. LOL

Check it out. I’ll post a project with more pics when I get some time.

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

View terryR's profile

terryR

3523 posts in 1063 days


#2395 posted 02-08-2013 02:56 PM

Looks great, Mauricio! I was just fondling MY bronze head from Jim yesterday…but cannot decide on a handle shape. Hmmm…I kinda like yours…love the Jatoba!
:)

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

View racerglen's profile

racerglen

2407 posts in 1535 days


#2396 posted 02-08-2013 03:20 PM

“fondling MY bronze head ”
Carefull..it’ll turn green ;-)

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

View chrisstef's profile

chrisstef

11489 posts in 1761 days


#2397 posted 02-08-2013 03:22 PM

and you’ll grow hair on the palms of your hands too … my mach 3 can barely keep up.

-- "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

View woodcox's profile

woodcox

709 posts in 767 days


#2398 posted 05-21-2013 02:03 PM

hmm, yawn, stretch, I call him mr. roboto. Ha, I’ve heard “you are only making tools lately :(” ;) Mayb a leather face lift perhaps? He feels hatchety. Me likey.

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

View AnthonyReed's profile

AnthonyReed

5089 posts in 1195 days


#2399 posted 05-21-2013 02:08 PM

Nice.
The protrusion on the back is to lessen wind drag? Which types of wood did you use Woodcox?

-- ~Tony

View BTimmons's profile

BTimmons

2187 posts in 1240 days


#2400 posted 05-21-2013 03:27 PM

Now that I have one of my own to contribute:

Click for details

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

« prev 1 ... 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 ... 53 next »
2606 replies


DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase