Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'mallet'

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Unintended “Steampunk” Mallet Build

10-03-2020 01:15 AM by Woodstock | 7 comments »

First off. Credit for this idea came from fellow Lumberjock camp764 who found the idea on Pinterest, where he suspects it originally came from Woodsmith magazine. Give credit where credit’s due. I am a member of a rather active mid-sized woodturning club. “Wine Country Wood Turners” here in the North San Francisco Bay Area, till the Corona 19 snuck up on the world. (And for the last few days, part of the fires in the wine country.) Now with everyone locally having gone into loc...

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A Mallet from a Tree

03-21-2020 11:41 PM by Tom | 3 comments »

I recently had a dying oak tree taken down at my home. It was probably 30 or 40 years old, so pretty good size. I had it cut into a couple big logs (to be milled later) and firewood. Before the contractor ground the stump, he cut off a slab down to ground level. I cut some chunks from the slab for a mallet thinking that the wood may be pretty tough from the bottom of the tree. I don’t really know if this is true though. I shaped one of the chunks into an oversized block ...

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Hand Tool Display Wall

03-16-2020 01:36 AM by Jeff100 | 8 comments »

So is it just me or when I hear the words “self quarantine”, I also hear “Perfect time for a big shop project!!” I am in deperate need of a new tool wall. The last one was just a pallet hung up on the wall with screws and nails hanging what all i could fit. Well, as the collection of hand tools grows, the wall needed to get bigger and better organized. And so it begins, Here’s roughly what needs to get hung up, all in specially designated holders ...

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Dice Mallets #2: Heads Up

08-31-2018 05:25 PM by EarlS | 9 comments »

The heads started out as 2×2x12 (African Blackwood), 2×2x18 (Ebony and Yellowheart) and 3×3x12 (Bloodwood, East Indian Rosewood). After cleaning off the wax and squaring things up, the pieces were ripped to 1 7/8” squares. Since the Leigh M&T jig was already set up for the 1/2X1 mortise and tenons all i had to do was mark centers for the mortises that would receive the tenon on the handle. The handle tenons were cut first so hey can be checked for fit witho...

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Dice Mallets #1: Get a handle on it

08-29-2018 12:15 AM by EarlS | 9 comments »

For the 2018 Summer Mallet Swap I made a “dice” mallet which was well received. Since I wasn’t doing much this summer I decided to make a batch of mallets and write a blog detailing the process. These are the original set. The heads were made from African Blackwood, with cherry pips, and accent strips of Bloodwood and Bubinga. One handle is Zircote and the other is Brown Ebony. Since I didn’t expect to make more of these I didn’t keep the scribbles I ...

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Woodworking Mallet (Carver's Mallet)

03-02-2018 10:23 PM by wrenchhead | 1 comment »

I made these hand made woodworking mallets (Carver’s Mallet) from some leftover maple I cleaned up, laminated, then turned on the lathe. This is a great project for when you only have an hour or two to spend in the wood shop. Nothing better than making my own tools. Thanks for watching!

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08-09-2017 09:55 PM by GR8HUNTER | 8 comments »

I have been wanting to make myself a good shop mallet ….I have decided I want some weight in it … I was cleaning up shop found a couple dumbbells I used to use …and then a light came on ….so I got to work taking the outer layer off then I drilled out 2 caps of wood they didn’t quite fit to good so drill little holes at the hex then filled rest in this was my first try at progress pictures so please deal with a noobie JUST 1 MORE...

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Thors Hammer Smartphone Amplifier

04-06-2017 11:09 AM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

Finished up the thors hammer smartphone amplifier. This turned out better than I expected. The sound that comes out of the hammer is a deeper tone and is a bit louder. This is a great alternative for a bluetooth speaker.Check it out and subscribe to my channel for almost daily content!

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Shop Tools #2: Mallets

12-15-2016 01:51 AM by htl | 39 comments »

It’s getting cold in this neck of the wood so didn’t what to start a new model so was piddling around and hit on making a new mallet.The first one I made[a years or so back] is great for larger projects but for model work it’s more of a sledgehammer.I built it the same as the new one just used what came to mind and what scraps were near the table.It’s big and the solid oak top is heavy. So had it in mind to build one about 1/3 as big and lighter.Well the lighter cam...

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #85: Joiners Mallet

11-23-2016 12:03 AM by retired_guru | 4 comments »

I’ve been wanting a larger mallet for chisel work, but until now didn’t have a large enough piece of hardwood. The head is oak, part of a pallet runner I acquired in the summer. The handle was make from a section of an old, discarded TruValue snow shovel handle; probably ash. I mounted the handle in my lathe and reduced the section that will fit into the 1” hole made in the head. The faces have a 2 degree rake toward the handle. Some subtle work was done on the rest of t...

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