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Homebrew "serving mallet" Mark-II version...

Wrapping the oars with 3/16 solid braid to reduce noise and wear in the oar locks. Always hard to get the wraps tight enough so hacked up an old wooden meat tenderizer to use as a serving mallet. Can put on a 12" wrap in about 5 minutes, and it's tight as an Irishman on St Patricks' Day. This is a test run on a 1.5" wooden dowel.

The Mark-II version includes a reel on the end of the handle to eliminate the need for a second person to pass the skein of small-stuff. The mallet is also useful for other "fancy-work" like wrapping tillers, life lines, and wheels.
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