A couple mallets- 2018 mallet swap

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Project by GrantA posted 03-20-2019 05:19 PM 330 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these for LJ RichBolduc
The brass head is 1-1/2” square bar contoured on the belt sander. One face is flat and the other is convex. The handle is ambrosia maple with a cost of Renaissance wax. Rich says it gets used a lot around his shop especially for seating dominoes!
The other is a polished stainless head on a carbon fiber handle. I made it as I was building some fishing rods. It’s a rigid foam core with CF sleeve over it. There’s an aluminum bar through it for strength. I put a 2018 penny in the handle too mark the year.
Thanks Neil for running a great swap!

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#1 posted 03-20-2019 05:22 PM

Nicely done Grant. I’m digging the polished stainless paired with the carbon fiber! Very unique.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#2 posted 03-20-2019 05:26 PM

Those are some solid, good looking mallets. The carbon fiber one looks very high tech while the brass one looks very organic.

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

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#3 posted 03-20-2019 05:57 PM

Wow, you weren’t kidding when you said polished. Nice set of mallets.

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#4 posted 03-20-2019 06:08 PM

Thanks yall, lots of wet sanding on that stainless. Ran outta time to polish the brass

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#5 posted 03-20-2019 11:13 PM

I love that little brass tapper


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#6 posted 03-21-2019 03:37 PM

I love that little brass tapper Rich

- RichBolduc

I bet that is a handy little SOB. That big chunk packs a good bit of weight but the size gives you some precise control. Might need to find me a big chunka brass…

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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