Monday, June 24, 2013

A Carving Mallet by Tom Curran

I  made this mallet for my dear friend Benjamin Tullar, a giant of a man, a walking encyclopedia, generous as he is tall. He has made me many things over the years, and I attempt to acknowledge his generosity with this token of my esteem for him. Benjamin and I went to the Wooden Boat Show at Mystic Seaport last year, and we came across a pile of scrap Live Oak from the Boston Navy Yard. Were they cut-offs from the USS Constitution re-construction? I don't know, but I like to think so. Flared ash handle will never let the head fly away. The curly ash is a gift from Ian Pratt.


Copy and images supplied by Tom Curran.

1 comment:

  1. That is a thing of beauty! Very nicely done

    heinz

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