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  • #31
    Originally posted by NoDNA View Post
    Just back one Di, and saw the one of yours.. It is easy for me to use with the longer hand and small head. Ghessh if I had all those I wood have no room for chips n dust.. Cheers Chuck
    I work out of a large two-car port that is somewhat enclosed in... plus creative storage ...my shop has to be rearranged depending on the project. When you get those cranes dropping ten-foot logs off which are over 900 pounds you get super creative really fast...mind you I only weigh 130 and busted up....smile.That project the owner wanted as a weight-bearing pole in the middle of his living room of a house he was building ...to be done in three months.... carved with full-size hibiscus flowers and leaves...plus Hawaiian birds and lizards. Lots of new tools were needed, and fast learning went into that one. As so do other commission projects.
    . Explore! Dream! Discover!” aloha Di

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    • #32
      Steve Reed where can you get the urethane for making the mallet? I really like the Wood is good mallet and I have three of them. HoweverI want to design my own mallet that i believe is not on the market.

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      • #33
        I have wooden and plastic mallets of different sizes, but my current favorite is a leather mallet made by a friend of Vic Hood. It has a golf club handle about 7 " long and these leather discs that are probably attached to a threaded shaft or something. Very comfortable to use! Works great and is even quieter than plastic.
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        • #34
          Mpounders I like the golf club handle.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by buckbeans View Post
            Mpounders I like the golf club handle.
            I think Gene Grisham is the guy who makes them.
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            • #36
              Originally posted by mpounders View Post
              I have wooden and plastic mallets of different sizes, but my current favorite is a leather mallet made by a friend of Vic Hood. It has a golf club handle about 7 " long and these leather discs that are probably attached to a threaded shaft or something. Very comfortable to use! Works great and is even quieter than plastic.
              Wow whoever made that mallet should get an award. I love quiet because I listen to radio, or music, or audible books while I work.....and bang, bang, bang does not cut it. Great post Mike!!!
              . Explore! Dream! Discover!” aloha Di

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              • #37
                Originally posted by Dileon View Post

                I work out of a large two-car port that is somewhat enclosed in... plus creative storage ...my shop has to be rearranged depending on the project. When you get those cranes dropping ten-foot logs off which are over 900 pounds you get super creative really fast...mind you I only weigh 130 and busted up....smile.That project the owner wanted as a weight-bearing pole in the middle of his living room of a house he was building ...to be done in three months.... carved with full-size hibiscus flowers and leaves...plus Hawaiian birds and lizards. Lots of new tools were needed, and fast learning went into that one. As so do other commission projects.
                OH my, Glad to hear that. and love to see your shop too.
                Cheers
                Chuck
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                • #38
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                  Originally posted by NoDNA View Post

                  OH my, Glad to hear that. and love to see your shop too.
                  Cheers
                  Chuck
                  not my studio but it looks like this major.....
                  sorry, it looks like a bomb hit it....It has stuff crammed into corners all machines are on wheels and crammed into corners until usage,...they have old army tarps on them.... there is tools and everything for wood carving in plastic cat litter buckets with labels on them as they seal and waterproof that goes to the ceiling. I do not let people in my shop because something on the ceiling may fall on them...LOL. Believe me when I say that you do not want to see it...it is functional, not pretty at all.
                  Last edited by DiLeon; 11-19-2021, 05:32 PM.
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