Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The First Batch of Mallets

The first batch of timber frame mallets are all done.
These still need to be buffed down and a coat of wax applied and then they're ready to use.

These are waxed and all set for use.  The tiger maple mallet that is stained is in the #4 position - the one with the tiger stripes.  The stain makes the stripes pop!
 These mallets are all finished and waxed too. They feel so smooth and silky in your hand. 
 This is the next batch that are waiting for their turn to be finished. 
This is our friend, Thom.  He's using a timber frame mallet that dad made. He's fine-tuning a mortise on a barn that was raised this past September. 
Mom says the mallets are much too pretty to use.
Dad says they're meant to be used!

So until next time............

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

33 comments:

Sue said...

I agree with Mom, they're too pretty to use. I love that each is a little different and the various shades are lovely.

Does you Dad sell them?

Val said...

I too, agree with your mom, these are truly a work of art. YOu've got a talented daddy.

Priscilla Phang said...

Those mallets are indeed too pretty to use! They are so beautiful and unique.

Katie http://myminipetpig.com/ said...

Those are beautiful!! What fine work.

Oink oink,
Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

Molly The Wally said...

Opps we agree with mum. They are fabulous. Have a wonderful Wednesday. Best wishes Molly

Reilly / Denny Cowspotdogs said...

That tiger maple wood is just so pretty and the mallets are perfect! My grandfather was a master carpenter and he did a lot of the cabinets with hidden draws and compartments - we have even seen a couple of his pieces on Antiques roadshow! He used to love doing hand carved wooden love spoons - have you seen those? If you google it in the images you will find heaps and I bet your Mom could do those!

SissySees said...

I agree with your mom; they're too pretty to use! I have knitting needles that are ugly in comparison...

Remington said...

Oh my! They are too pretty to use!

harrispen said...

They are all so pretty, but my favorite is always the tiger maple. We have some Stickley furniture in tiger maple. Thanks for showing me how you use the mallets. I agree that some of those should just be put on show.

Cindy

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

They are beautiful - do you sell them?

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Celti and Ivy

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

The mallets are LOVELY... each one is a bit different from all the others.
They are WORKS of ART!!!

Roo said...

You use those gorgeous things for whacking? Yap, my Mom's with yours - we'd put it on a shelf for display - wrapped in velvet no less :)

Waggin at ya,
Roo

The Army of Four said...

They are SO BEAUTIFUL! But even beautiful things can be hard workers!
Luv,
Dave

Bocci said...

They are sure gorgeous! Hard to believe anyone would ever whack them against anything:-)

We love getting the inside look at your various (and many) projects-it makes Parental Unit feel like she actually does something!

Ruby said...

Those are beautifuls!! I kinda agree with your Moms ~ they are just too beautifuls!
Kisses,
Ruby

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! They are beautiful. I see your dad is smiling. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Just beautiful! Your daddy does such wonderful work. A true artist. Mitch, Did you learn to make these in your apprenticeship??
Smooches from pooches,
BabyRD & Hootie

Susie and Sidebite said...

WOW!!!, we like it that no two are really alike, now that we knos what they are used, they need to be put up, and use a hammer, not damage them!

Your Pals
Susie & Bites

Milo Robinson said...

I agree with mum too, they are so pretty!! I love how there all so different!!
Love Milo :)

Wyatt said...

We agree, they are TOO pretty for hammering stuff!

Wyatt and Stanzie

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I must say- they are way to pretty.
We would be afraid they would get scratched or something!
love
tweedles

Jazzi said...

We all agree here too~~Way to pretty to be used!!

wags
jazzi and addi

Two French Bulldogs said...

ditto...they are way too nice to use
Benny & Lily

chicamom85 said...

They are really pretty, but it looks like Dad won this time.

Loveys Sasha

chicamom85 said...

They are really pretty, but it looks like Dad won this time.

Loveys Sasha

Momo and Pinot said...

Happy New Year, Mitch and Molly!!

Your daddy has done beautiful works! Your mom is the best cook and your daddy is so talented. How lucky you are! :) :)

So sorry to hear about your beautiful sib Dauby. Now we can see Dauby and Angel Maggie play together and smile each other in the very nice place. She will be missed.

Momo & Pinot xo

Shirley said...

Your dad is very talented. Mum hates it when our dad says he is going to d.i.y. She normally does it herself or gets someone in to do it. It is quieter and less swearing that way!!
lots of love, Wilberforce and Higgins xx

Sweet William The Scot said...

When I saw your other post I wondered what those pretty things were used for ~ wacking ~ well I thought they looked like ahort chair legs or tall fat finials. I wanted to ask but I thought I would sound stupid. Lee has a rubber mallet that she wacks things with.
Thanks for being a friend
Sweet William The Scot

KB said...

I agree with your mom! They look much too beautiful to be used!

♥Mona + Weenie + Mommy, too♥ said...

Hi fur friends,

Those are so pretty. Mommy agrees, they are too pretty to use.

We threw the mousies in just to freak out all the peeps but Mommy wouldn't wear them either and Weenie would kill them and try to eat them.

{{{huggies}}}.......Mona

Keisha said...

U could also use dem to play cricket. Heehee. Those mallets are neat! :)

Mollie said...

They are too beautiful to use :) Daddies a very clever chappie :)
xx00xx

Mollie and Alfie

Dexter said...

I agree with both your mom and dad. They are so beautiful that it's nice to just look at them. On the other hand, how wonderful it would be to use fine tools like that.

Kisses,
Dexter