Mini Mallet

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 01-26-2021 05:18 AM 776 views 1 time favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It rained all day, I have lots of pieces waiting for oil to dry and I had this little piece of Olive wood sitting on my bench for 3 years…...............So I turned it into a mini mallet that will be good for small projects. The olive wood is turned to 7/8” diameter and 2 1/2” long for the head. The handle is pistachio and the whole mallet is 5 1/2” long.

It is finished with Danish oil and will be buffed and waxed at a later date.

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

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#1 posted 01-26-2021 05:40 AM

It may be mini Jim, but it’s a beauty!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#2 posted 01-26-2021 07:44 AM

Gorgeous timber Jim.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#3 posted 01-26-2021 08:45 AM

The wood and the mallet look excellent….whoever gets it will be very lucky!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 01-26-2021 09:39 AM

Very nice little mallet, bet it has a powerful blow. Lovely finish on it to. I have never used either of those woods, how dense are that and how do they mill?

-- Eric, building the dream

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#5 posted 01-26-2021 10:36 AM

´Ats a beauty, Jim. Maybe, make a series of them and sell ´em to the SC, for like 650$ a piece, for like, you know, if and when they decide to do some Law-interpreting-type stuff. Then they can bang these about and feel powerful.

-- WWBBJ: It is better to be interesting and wrong, than boring and right.

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#6 posted 01-26-2021 10:56 AM

Jim, nice job on that mallet.

-- Petey

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#7 posted 01-26-2021 12:39 PM

olive can have such nice grain -

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#8 posted 01-26-2021 12:55 PM

you will see in a hurry you will always be picking it up to beat things very kewl wood GREAT JOB :<)))

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

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#9 posted 01-26-2021 01:23 PM

Fine one Jim, kind of a friend to mine. ;-)
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#10 posted 01-26-2021 01:30 PM

That little 3 year old piece of beautiful olive wood finally got it’s turn to make some noise!
Nice work Jim!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#11 posted 01-26-2021 01:33 PM

Awesome, love home made tools.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#12 posted 01-26-2021 02:18 PM

Wow, if I made a mallet like that I don’t think I could use it. Beautiful!

-- Rich

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#13 posted 01-26-2021 02:41 PM

beautiful jim.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#15 posted 01-26-2021 04:10 PM

I like Brian’s idea Jim. Sell them to politicians so they can all do some noggin-knocking instead of just yelling 8^)

How is it you just “happen” to always have some awesome scraps lying on your bench, for years none the less? You must have shop faeries that keep up your stash at night.
Beautiful as always!

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