Summer swap prototypes

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Project by Tom Regnier posted 07-21-2018 02:29 PM 952 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.

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

Nice mallet.

-- Don, Saginaw Mi

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

Very interesting an unique features and decorations

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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

Nice work, Tom.

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

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#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

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#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.

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#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".

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