My new non-traditional (or very traditional) Mallet

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Forum topic by CharlesA posted 07-28-2013 11:10 PM 735 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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07-28-2013 11:10 PM

I’ve been needing to make a wookworking mallet. I went to Ghana for two weeks for my work. I was at the craft market in Accra watching a young man use his ebony mallet mallet and a chisel to carve intricate wood figures. My friend asked if he’d make a mallet for each of us, and a few days later we each picked up our ebony mallets. I’m afraid to try it out today since I’m dealing with serious jet lag.

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#1 posted 07-29-2013 12:31 AM

Very cool. I’m sure you’ll love that mallet for years.

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