Summer swap prototypes

  • Advertise with us
Project by Tom Regnier posted 07-21-2018 02:29 PM 959 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s the other mallets I was working on for summer swap.
The brass ringed one was almost the one I sent but I think it’s more of a show piece than a practical mallet. I really liked everything about it….the red birch handle has beautiful grain but the mallet ended up a bit top heavy. I’ll end up giving to a friend who gave me the maple to work with for the head.
The other two….one oak and one ambrosia maple, were just test builds while I was trying to figure out some ideas during the process and to get more practice in on the lathe.
These things get addictive once you start!
Thanks for looking.

6 comments so far

View DonDA's profile


193 posts in 4038 days

#1 posted 07-21-2018 03:53 PM

Nice mallet.

-- Don, Saginaw Mi

View Ivan's profile


16080 posts in 3674 days

#2 posted 07-21-2018 05:15 PM

Very interesting an unique features and decorations

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

View woodcox's profile


2386 posts in 2818 days

#3 posted 07-21-2018 06:38 PM

Nice work, Tom.

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

View Dave Polaschek's profile

Dave Polaschek

5662 posts in 1388 days

#4 posted 07-21-2018 09:10 PM

I’d be tempted to put a brass (or maybe rubber) face on that oak mallet and make it an everyday user, Tom. Nice prototypes, and the final one shows you were on the right track.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

View Tom Regnier's profile

Tom Regnier

455 posts in 3353 days

#5 posted 07-21-2018 09:28 PM

Dave, that’s the one I’ve been using on the workbench
and that’s a great suggestion. I’ve seen leather on some as well…i might have to give one of those options a try.

View jeffswildwood's profile


4487 posts in 2783 days

#6 posted 07-22-2018 12:14 AM

Nice mallets!. I would have been happy with any of these. I like them all!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

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