Mallet with Stainless Steel Hoops

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Project by lew posted 08-11-2016 02:42 AM 2707 views 4 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Simple mallet made from really dense/heavy cherry. The handle is walnut and the wedge is maple. The steel rings are a gift from a friend- Thanks Jim!
I usually don’t put a finish on my shop made tools/jigs but this one is special. A single application of natural Danish oil.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#1 posted 08-11-2016 02:51 AM

That is some top notch craftsmanship. Wish mine looked that good. Great job buddy

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#2 posted 08-11-2016 03:07 AM

that 1 very nice mallet …... almost to nice to use ….........GREAT JOB

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#3 posted 08-11-2016 04:19 AM

that 1 very nice mallet …... almost to nice to use ….........GREAT JOB


Yeah I can see me loaning that out and coming back with a dent and seeing myself go nuclear! LOL

Great looking piece!!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#4 posted 08-11-2016 05:10 AM

There is definitely something about hooped mallets that command attention. I credit looney tunes.

That looks like a beast! Well done, Lew!

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

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#5 posted 08-11-2016 06:18 AM

Wow. That is really nice.
A good wacker.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#6 posted 08-11-2016 06:32 AM

Beautiful work Lew. Your “older” model looks a bit lonely in the corner of photo 2. ;)

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#7 posted 08-11-2016 08:44 AM

Nice Job Boom.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 08-11-2016 12:32 PM

I bet that was fun making this, great job.

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#9 posted 08-11-2016 01:56 PM

That is flat out beautiful. Love everything about it! Too nice to strike anything except a pose !

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#10 posted 08-11-2016 02:12 PM

Yup, I agree with everyone else….........that’s just too bad, Lew. It would have made a nice shop tool….....but, you know, you wouldn’t want to scratch those steel rings! ..........and how could you put a dent, or scratch in it. Why you might even stain it with paint, or grease…...........

You might repurpose it, put in on the mantel, save it for your computer desk so you can wipe the smile of that misbehaving piece of electronic arrogance, and give the screen a whack it would remember!

.....if you had young children, I could think of a few Thor-like threating gestures that would immediately whip them into shape.

But don’t lament, it may be a failed project for the purpose, but I am sure you will find a use for it….........(-:

Here in La Conner for a few weeks….....bunch of honey-do’s and repairs. Guests coming and going…........keeping busy….........have a good day…......


-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#11 posted 08-11-2016 02:28 PM

Wow! I read the description in my email and thought “cool”...but seeing the photo…wow-cool.

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#12 posted 08-11-2016 02:34 PM

Boy O Boy, that a beauty Lew !
And built to last a lifetime too
I bet that see a lot of uses in your shop.
Nice work !

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#13 posted 08-11-2016 02:53 PM

Really nice, love the rings.

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#14 posted 08-11-2016 03:21 PM

Beautiful mallet. Nice

-- Larry, Georgia

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#15 posted 08-11-2016 04:46 PM

Excellent mallet, Lew. You wasted no time getting it done!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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