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Default A companion for curiousgeorge's mallet

After studying Georges thread showing how he made a mallet on the band saw, I decided to give it a go as I've had a band saw for about three years and only ever used it for minor trimming. When finished I rubbed on some mineral oil. I only took shots of the things which differed from Georges.
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Very nice Harry really like the color. Like the way you did the handle.

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Way to go, Harry! That's a nice looking mallet. I have one suggestion and it is only a suggestion. On most wooden mallets I have seen and in most plans also, there is about a 5 degree slant on the face of the mallet. This makes it easier on the wrist so you can hold the mallet in a more natural position while striking the chisel, or whatever. Isn't it amazing how what we consider as common wood species are rare and expensive to get for others?

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Hi Harry,

WOW!! Wonderful job my friend.

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WOW Harry..... your mallet is as sexy as George's. Just look at those nice curves
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Well Harry,

is there no end to your talent.
First it was the router, then you showed us how to 'ski' then pens on the lathe, now band saw work....

however, did not see a band saw in the photo shoot

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Way to go, Harry! That's a nice looking mallet. I have one suggestion and it is only a suggestion. On most wooden mallets I have seen and in most plans also, there is about a 5 degree slant on the face of the mallet. This makes it easier on the wrist so you can hold the mallet in a more natural position while striking the chisel, or whatever. Isn't it amazing how what we consider as common wood species are rare and expensive to get for others?
George, I simply love suggestions, that's how I learn, is this better, exactly 5 degrees!
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That's a very nice job Harry

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Well Harry,

is there no end to your talent.
First it was the router, then you showed us how to 'ski' then pens on the lathe, now band saw work....

however, did not see a band saw in the photo shoot

James
It's not so much talent James as determination to meet challenges, on these I thrive! That was the first thing other than trimming that I've used the band saw for. My lines were very wobbly, that's how I came to settle for the lathe to fix the problem and why no shots of the cutting. I hope that newcomers learned something from the preparation of the twisted wood using both the jointer and thickness/planer. Especially for you James is a shot of the band saw together with all the scrap from the project.
My thanks to all members for their kind comments.
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