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Boys mallets

Postby 81stBRAT » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:36 pm

when in New Zealand I made myself a mallet, then went to Oamaru to see a trug maker (Coppice crafts nz)when I returned to Waingaro I found the boys had made up some mallets themselves useing the horse to shape the handles all on the own (12 and 15) never had a horse before so felt chuft with their efforts timber red gum.
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Re: Boys mallets

Postby gavin » Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:33 pm

Well, I reckon you'll get an A+ in grandparenting. And they'll remember this ALL their lives. Good for you !
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Re: Boys mallets

Postby jrccaim » Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:41 am

81stBRAT wrote:when in New Zealand I made myself a mallet, then went to Oamaru to see a trug maker (Coppice crafts nz)when I returned to Waingaro I found the boys had made up some mallets themselves useing the horse to shape the handles all on the own (12 and 15) never had a horse before so felt chuft with their efforts timber red gum.]


Mallets are very useful tools. Very nice job there. I find the nost useful mallet is just a piece of round with a handle, like a carver's mallet. Preferably tapered. Sort of a club really. But still good on you, keep it up. .

Reason I like the round-tapered is because it doesen't much matter which way you strike it, but that's just me :)
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Re: Boys mallets

Postby Shankar » Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:26 am

Well done- nice job, complements to the kids.
The mallets look like they will work well.

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