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Swaps are a good thing, everybody wins.

My inspiration is a mallet I found in an antique shop somewhere. I've never seen another like it. It was made from a section of tree trunk, off center from the pith. Every side is end grain, took me a while to figure that out. I had a good sized limb of red mulberry I cut in Northern Kentucky about 9 years ago. It's a little smaller than the original.



That's a replacement handle.

I also made a ball peen hammer in osage and walnut. I'm going to make one of those for me.



Once again, saved by the wood jaws.

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Nice work, nice shape!
 

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Excellent work Hairy! I REALLY like the bo'dark ball pein. That's unique and I can imagine it being quite handy on the bench :))
 

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So on your inspiration piece, does the grain run diagonally to the faces in both dimensions to get all end-grain? I can see how that is mind-bending at first.

That mulberry does look nice, good job.

Your logo is a great way to sign a swap piece, I may need to work on one. Is yours inked or burned in?

JD
 

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Here's all 4 sides.








I think the bottom of the mallet head is the bark side of the tree. It must have been a big stump.

My logo is burnt on.
 

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OOPS!! double post
 

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I didn't notice the endgrain in the initial pictures on the Mallet Thread. That is SO COOL!!! If that wasn't enough, you made an osage ball peen hammer just because you could. Nice work.
 

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Thanks!!

For the swap mallet, I didn't have a piece big enough to do end grain on all sides. It has end grain front and back, edge grain on the sides. I wish I had some big stump pieces.

Here's another view of the mulberry mallet. The front and back are basically the same grain, as is the sides.

 

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I love the shape of this mallet. Very nice! The ball peen bonus was a nice touch also!
 

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Another wildwood liking the unusual shape of this mallet.
 

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Sensational, and so different than the Norm
Great work
 

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Nice, Hairy! First time I've seen a mallet like that.
 

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Great job Hairy! Nice spin on a mallet for sure!
 

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I really like both the shape and the grain. Nice work
 

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Really nice Hairy! I like the pyramid shape. Looks handy!
 

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i like the unique shape of this fine mallet GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ TOP 3
 

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Beautiful Grain…Well done!!!!

Cliff.
 
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