Roy's Mystery Mallet #3: Dressed and Ready for Work

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Blog entry by pastorglen posted 03-12-2012 11:05 PM 19083 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Mallet - 1, Glen - 1 Part 3 of Roy's Mystery Mallet series Part 4: How Small Can You Go? »

As promised, here’s the final outcome of Roy Underhill’s Mystery Mallet.

As you can see, I shaped the handle a little differently than they showed in the magazine. I like the squared-off handle better. I also stained the head one color and then applied several coats of tung oil to the whole thing.

Thanks, again, to venues like LJ, Roy Underhill, and the folks over at Popular Woodworking. My woodworking is better because of you all.

-- Glen, Pennsylvania, Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men."

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#1 posted 03-12-2012 11:30 PM

Turned out really nice Glen, thanks for posting. like the stain too.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#2 posted 03-13-2012 12:23 AM

Turned out great. I like looking at the different designs, I want to make my own mallet soon.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then sand a whole bunch

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#3 posted 03-13-2012 12:34 AM

i watched that episode after you post and really like the mallet. Great job.

-- -Sam - FL- "A man who carries a cat by the tail learns somthing he can in no other way" -Mark Twain

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#4 posted 03-13-2012 01:10 AM

O sure appreciate your kind words. Thanks for stopping by.

Oh, I was going to post this thought and didn’t. I really like the contrast between the head and handle, but it would have been easier if I had stained the head by itself and let it set overnight before assembling. But I was just too excited! I had to fit this together!!

At it turned out, I masked it off the head, put a couple of coats of finish on the handle, then stained the head. That helped, but it still would have been better to do it the other way.

-- Glen, Pennsylvania, Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men."

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#5 posted 03-15-2012 04:52 PM

That looks great! I really like how your handle is flush with the head of the mallet on top. I hope to make one of my own someday.

- Sean

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