Author Archives: Mister Malaprop Design

About Mister Malaprop Design

I am a woodworker who creates paddles and other impact toys from select domestic and exotic hardwoods.

Back to work

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been over a year since I last posted here.  Unfortunately, cancer can steal bags of time from you.  At the moment I’m doing fairly well, and planning some events for late Summer and Fall.  Hopefully … Continue reading

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New Tricks

When I am working on something, I tend to batch my work as much as I can.  That means when I do something like put handles on paddles, I may do 10 to 20 at a time (clamps permitting).  While … Continue reading

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A New Jig

A few weeks ago, I was asked to look into making Soroban for Ishidaki.  This is a series of triangular pieces of wood that are placed on a suitable surface for someone to kneel on.  Yes, you kneel on the … Continue reading

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2017 Event Paddles

Every year I create a new paddle style to donate to events that have either a silent auction, or a raffle.  For the first time in four years, I am absolutely ready for this year.  I selected the wood last … Continue reading

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Veneer

For a couple of years now, I have been making laminated paddles and sticks.  I use veneer in many ways, from pinstriping to the outer layer of a piece.  During that time, I’ve been limited to whatever wood someone else … Continue reading

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A Drum Sander

I recently purchased a drum sander for my shop.  It will allow me to take on a couple of new projects, and hopefully speed up my work a bit.  It will be able to do all my rough sanding on … Continue reading

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Impact Artisans

My good friend arcane and I have created a new entity called Impact Artisans.  It allows us to book a double space at an event, and be sure that we will be together for mutual support and good company.  We … Continue reading

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