Another Fancy Mallet

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Project by mlk1005 posted 09-01-2018 01:59 AM 3165 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Let me say right up front here that this is a shameless copy built directly from an awesome YouTube video by Third Coast Craftsman. Chris is the craftsman’s name and the mallets he shows really caught my eye.
You know how a project gets under your skin and just wont let go. I didn’t hold out long before I was digging through my scrap bin looking for fancy wood with no other prospects. The pieces I found were I believe some kind of rosewood for the head, African Blackwood for the handle and a sliver of hard maple for the wedges. The brass accent between the handle and head set Chris’ mallets off so nicely I simply had to imitate his work exactly.
This was a very enjoyable weekend project that turned out just how I hoped it would. I now feel completely vindicated for keeping every scrap of wood no matter how small. Who needs those 12 step wood hoarding programs! Certainly not me!!

-- Mark, St Louis, MO

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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 09-01-2018 10:35 AM

That almost looks too good to use.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#2 posted 09-01-2018 11:15 AM

Don’t you dare to scracht that one, I let you use mine ok ?

-- andrek

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#3 posted 09-01-2018 11:55 AM

Nice looking mallet. Nothing wrong with shamelessly “adapting” others’ designs. I watched the same videos when I was looking for ideas for the mallet swap.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#4 posted 09-01-2018 01:57 PM

Nice job. Beautiful Mallet.

I follow Chris on youtube and have been inspired by the same video. This is on my project list too.

-- Rob - Indianapolis IN - Learning... one mistake at a time...

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#5 posted 09-01-2018 02:11 PM

Beautiful, for display only.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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#6 posted 09-01-2018 03:48 PM

Beautiful mallet Mark…the transition from handle to head is seamless!

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#7 posted 09-01-2018 03:54 PM

reminds me of a Maloof Mallet LOL GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#8 posted 09-02-2018 01:45 AM

Thanks everybody for the kind words. I am very pleased with the way this thing came out but I will be using it. I figure if I ruin it somehow, I can always make another…maybe better! :)

So Andrek, Thank you for the kind offer but I want to see if it works! I’ll freely admit though, I’ll try not to scratch it.

And Tony, its funny you mention Sam Maloof, Chris, the video author, said that Maloof joinery was one of the inspirations for his design. Great minds…..

I would encourage everyone to give a little project like this a shot. Make yourself a nice tool to use, you’ll enjoy your work more, you’ll have a confirmation of your skills right in your hand, and you will have a starndard to aspire to staring you in the face. Enjoy the process! You will be better for the experience. :)

-- Mark, St Louis, MO

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#9 posted 09-03-2018 11:27 PM

Great job from a fellow hoarder!

-- Bryan

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#10 posted 09-04-2018 02:22 PM

Beautiful !!

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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