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Project by TEK73 posted 11-18-2019 05:46 PM 427 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I lurked myself into this years mallet swap – my first ever.
I’m very gratefuel that they accepted me in as I’m from Norway – so international shipping was required to make this work.

I made three mallets, one jointers malley, one brass journeymans mallet and one carvers malley.

All handels were made of walnut and painted with several layers of lacqure. At the end of each handle I imprinted the initials of my recepient.
For the carvers and jointers mallet I also added a brass ring between the shaft and the head. The head was made of birch.

The head of the carvers mallet was mounted with a blind tenon and wedge and glue.

The jointers mallets head was mounted with glue and two wedges.

The brass head was mounted by threading it and using a 12mm rod that also was threaded and epoxied to the handle.

-- It’s good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end. - Ursula K. LeGuin





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HokieKen

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#1 posted 11-18-2019 06:03 PM

Excellent work TEK. We’re glad you joined us in the swap! These mallets are all handy designs and show a great attention to detail :-)

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

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EarlS

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#2 posted 11-18-2019 06:06 PM

You did a great job on your first swap!! Great looking mallets. The handle to head transitions caught my eye. Awesome craftsmanship in addition to them looking so nice.

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

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Thorbjorn88

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#3 posted 11-18-2019 06:22 PM

Beautiful work tek!

-- Dave

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mikeacg

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#4 posted 11-18-2019 06:51 PM

Very nicely done! I hope you can see fit to join us again for future swaps! You represented yourself very well!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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Dave Polaschek

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#5 posted 11-18-2019 07:26 PM

Nice work, and welcome to the swap family!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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Mosquito

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#6 posted 11-18-2019 08:10 PM

Awesome job TEK, and I’m happy to have them in my shop :-)

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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therealSteveN

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#7 posted 11-18-2019 08:47 PM

I’m getting the idea there are as many metal workers here as woodworkers. A lot of companies would be proud to have as many solid products in their line as you guys are putting out.

Congrats.

-- Think safe, be safe

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duckmilk

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#8 posted 11-18-2019 10:27 PM

Awesome work TEK! Great craftsmanship.

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

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anthm27

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#9 posted 11-18-2019 11:28 PM

That is all truly outstanding,
Marvelous.
Great work
Regards
Anthony

-- Hand Skills provide freedom.

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GR8HUNTER

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#10 posted 11-18-2019 11:39 PM

these mallets make a very beautiful set i would be proud to have them in my shop GREAT JOB :<))

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

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bobasaurus

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#11 posted 11-19-2019 12:53 AM

Love the brass ring and blind wedged tenon, good job.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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TEK73

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#12 posted 11-19-2019 01:01 AM



I m getting the idea there are as many metal workers here as woodworkers. A lot of companies would be proud to have as many solid products in their line as you guys are putting out.

Congrats.

- therealSteveN


Thanks – however, this is actually the first time I have tried to work with brass. They said to callange yourself – so I did ;-)

-- It’s good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end. - Ursula K. LeGuin

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jeffswildwood

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#13 posted 11-19-2019 01:14 AM

Buddy, these are some sweet mallets. I can’t decide which I like best! The brass really catches my eye though. Super job!

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

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AJ1104

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#14 posted 11-19-2019 12:23 PM

Tremendous job in both design and build. I also love the eye-catching brass.

-- AJ

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doubleDD

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#15 posted 11-19-2019 01:39 PM

Wow, we can say they are imported from Norway. Excellent job.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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