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John Morris

All the edges of the mallet were chamfered with my block plane and the handle of the mallet of was shaped using my draw knife and a card scraper.

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Big Ash Mallet

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  • Taken with SONY DSC-HX100V
  • Focal Length 4.8 mm
  • Exposure Time 1/8
  • f Aperture f/2.8
  • ISO Speed 100

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That's one sharp blade!


Chamfering is a term common among the Rolex crowd re: 'old style' stainless steel watch cases ... John, you've been spending time with the Newport Beach crowd ... ?  :D  Then again, if my daughter was dating a guy from Pelican Crest, I'd definitely be taking a close look at his extended family.


I'll not litter this with my photos, but when refurbishing violins, I bought the smallest plane L-N sold. The fingerboard got a sub-millimeter bevel (chamfer) along its length. As did the underside of the saddle, a spot practically no one ever notices. Except the owner :)


When holding the violin for many bars of 'Rest' between their parts, their fingertips notice every nuance of the instrument. And decades / centuries later, someone like me can read reams of facts about how the musician spent their lives, in the examination and study of their well-handled instrument.


It'll be the same way when your kids inherit the "upstairs toolbox" or whatnot. 40-50 years of use and history, written in nicks and scuffs handle wear and paint splatter.



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