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Mallets of your dreams

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#2351 posted 544 days ago

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

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

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chrisstef

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#2352 posted 544 days ago

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

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Don W

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#2353 posted 544 days ago

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

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

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OnlyJustME

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#2354 posted 544 days ago

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?

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stan3443

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#2355 posted 544 days ago

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

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woodworker59

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#2356 posted 543 days ago

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

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bondogaposis

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#2357 posted 543 days ago

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

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thedude50

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#2358 posted 543 days ago

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

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#2359 posted 543 days ago

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

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OnlyJustME

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#2360 posted 543 days ago

^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?

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#2361 posted 543 days ago

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

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#2362 posted 543 days ago

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

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#2363 posted 543 days ago

Nope. It sinks.

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

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bondogaposis

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#2364 posted 543 days ago

Good guess, but it is maple and lacewood.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#2365 posted 543 days ago

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

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

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OnlyJustME

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#2366 posted 543 days ago

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?

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OnlyJustME

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#2367 posted 543 days ago

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?

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#2368 posted 543 days ago

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

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#2369 posted 543 days ago

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

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woodworker59

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#2370 posted 542 days ago

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

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#2371 posted 541 days ago

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

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woodworker59

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#2372 posted 541 days ago

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

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#2373 posted 541 days ago

In for a refresher….

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

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thedude50

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#2374 posted 540 days ago

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

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bhog

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#2375 posted 539 days ago

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.

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#2376 posted 539 days ago

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.

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#2377 posted 539 days ago

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

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Don W

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#2378 posted 539 days ago

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

Welcome Jbitt…....

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

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#2379 posted 539 days ago

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

-- --Jason

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#2380 posted 537 days ago

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

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woodworker59

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#2381 posted 534 days ago

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

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#2382 posted 534 days ago

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#2383 posted 534 days ago

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

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#2384 posted 534 days ago

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

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#2385 posted 534 days ago

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.

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thedude50

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#2386 posted 534 days ago

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

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RGtools

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#2387 posted 523 days ago

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

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#2388 posted 523 days ago

Nice work Ryan.

-- ~Tony

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Brit

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#2389 posted 522 days ago

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.

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RGtools

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#2390 posted 522 days ago

^ box making mallet.

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

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#2391 posted 521 days ago

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

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#2392 posted 521 days ago

Stanley #11 lignum vitae (sp?)

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

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#2393 posted 520 days ago

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

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Mauricio

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#2394 posted 518 days ago

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

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#2395 posted 518 days ago

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...

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#2396 posted 518 days ago

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

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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chrisstef

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#2397 posted 518 days ago

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

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woodcox

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#2398 posted 416 days ago

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.

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AnthonyReed

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#2399 posted 416 days ago

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

-- ~Tony

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#2400 posted 416 days ago

Now that I have one of my own to contribute:

Click for details

-- Brian Timmons, Big T Woodworks - https://www.etsy.com/shop/BigTWW - http://vimeo.com/98821147

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