Maple & Walnut Joiner's Mallet w/ Chisel Rack

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Project by GrizzlyBagWorks posted 04-22-2014 12:39 AM 10052 views 8 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are my first two “real projects” I’ve done. I just got into woodworking a few months ago and have been slowly acquiring tools. I’ve made a few “DIY” level pieces but nowhere near the pieces on this site.

I was lucky enough to pick up this set of Stanley No. 60 chisels locally from a gentleman who was unloading his collection of tools. There are actually 2 more chisels to this set but they’re really large and I don’t see myself using them that frequently.

The feet on the chisel rack are just temporary. I plan on screwing the rack onto the wall once I get my “shop” figured out. I’ve made a steel rack to hang the joiner mallet.

The joiner mallet is the same one a couple of guys have made from the 92’ issue of shop notes.

Overall I’m pretty happy with how it turned out and I’m looking forward to doing more projects.

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#1 posted 04-22-2014 09:58 AM

Beautiful Mallet. Very well constructed, it looks like it would have good balance too. I also like the very practical Chisel Rack. Congratulations on a real craftsman’s effort.



-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#2 posted 04-22-2014 12:10 PM

Very nice job on the mallet and the chisel rack, they both look like they will get a lot of use

-- steve, simple and effective

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#3 posted 04-22-2014 07:21 PM

That’s a unique-looking chisel rack, neat. I like the dead blow design of the mallet, too.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#4 posted 04-22-2014 11:06 PM

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#5 posted 04-22-2014 11:30 PM

@GWW – THANK YOU!!! Your video was what inspired me to actually tackle the project!

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#6 posted 04-22-2014 11:59 PM

Fine work. Adding this to my mallet design dreambucket.

-- Quote from ebay tool listing: " Has nicks and dings wear and tear dust and dirt rust and pitting but in good working condition"

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