2019 Mallet Swap

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Project by Woodmaster1 posted 11-15-2019 03:07 PM 321 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are my contribution to the Mallet swap. I didn’t get a picture on the pen I made for Ty. I made the items from a red maple I had cut down three or four years ago and let the log lay in the yard. When I cut it up because of the cracks I couldn’t use it for bowl blanks I saw the spalting. The awl was made from an old easy out I have several so sacrificing one for an awl was a no brained. The one picture shows a guy celebrating with a toast on the completion of the mallets. The last picture shows where the wood almost made it to the fire pit.

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 11-15-2019 03:21 PM

Nice work on all of them!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#2 posted 11-15-2019 03:46 PM

That spalting in gorgeous!!!


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#3 posted 11-15-2019 04:42 PM

Rich beat me to it. Nice work!!!

That spalting in gorgeous!!! Rich

- RichBolduc

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

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#4 posted 11-15-2019 05:03 PM

Nice set of tools.

-- Rick M,

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#5 posted 11-15-2019 05:08 PM

Nice work!! I never thought of using an easy out, I’ve been using masonry drill bits. That’s a nice spiral.

-- Genghis Khan and his brother Don, couldn't keep on keeping on...

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#6 posted 11-15-2019 05:10 PM


Oh, nice work too.
I do think these are “WALL TOOLS”—to pretty to actually use!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#7 posted 11-15-2019 06:17 PM

Most excellent work as always WM1 :-) Fantastic wood selection. The fact that it came from your own yard is big bonus points IMO!

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

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#8 posted 11-15-2019 09:43 PM

Really nice buddy. The wood is beautiful. I like that awl. A nice touch!

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

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#9 posted 11-16-2019 12:32 AM

Yes, very very well done,
Nice and original.

-- Hand Skills provide freedom.

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#10 posted 11-16-2019 06:52 AM

Very well done woodmaster! The sparring was a perfect touch!

-- Dave - - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#11 posted 11-16-2019 01:48 PM

Nice save from the fire pit! Beautiful wood.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#12 posted 11-16-2019 07:43 PM

Really nice work.

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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#13 posted 11-18-2019 10:07 PM

Well done Woodmaster! The spalted wood looks really nice.

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

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#14 posted 11-18-2019 11:35 PM

good thing this wood talked to you before burning its beautiful GREAT JOB :<))

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

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