Mallet from Scrap

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Project by Ron Henricksen posted 09-10-2014 07:39 AM 30891 views 11 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

During the summer my son Teddy asked to help with some project he could finish before school started. We choose to add a Mallet. We had small bits of Bubinga and and Maple around from previous projects and he decided what he wanted to use for each section. While he was working on this I purchased a Ridgid Oscillating Spindle sander and boy did it make quick work of making the handle. I turned out great fits very nicely in the hand.

-- Ron, Aptos, CA

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#1 posted 09-10-2014 08:37 AM

Great looking mallet

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 09-10-2014 10:59 AM

Very nice Ron. I love this particular design and the contrast in the colours really looks great.

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#3 posted 09-10-2014 01:20 PM

Great looking mallet. When you do your next one you might glue some leather to the faces. It is impossible to just build one mallet. They are great useful tools to build out of different scrap pieces.
your choice of woods is great.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#4 posted 09-10-2014 01:45 PM

Looks great!. But
I’m going to make a simple one.

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#5 posted 09-10-2014 06:26 PM

Very nice

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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Rick Dennington

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#6 posted 09-10-2014 10:05 PM

Hi Ron,

Great looking mallet…You and your son did a bang-up job on it…...beautiful…...Would you happen to remember the dimensions of the head and handle…..? If so, you can PM them to me, if you don’t mind…Thanks.

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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Ron Henricksen

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#7 posted 09-10-2014 10:45 PM

The plans we used were available on the web at this site. Has materials list and sizes. Wooden Mallet

-- Ron, Aptos, CA

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#8 posted 09-10-2014 11:47 PM

Great looking mallet! I like the contrast between the different woods you used!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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Rick Dennington

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#9 posted 09-11-2014 01:06 AM

Thanks, Ron, for posting the web sourse….I take WWJ, so I might have it in one of them…..Much appreciated….

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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#10 posted 09-11-2014 06:21 AM

Hi Ron,

Great looking Mallet. It is a Beauty!! I love the different colours and the thin strip running down the length of the handle….....Well Done!!!!!!!!



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

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#11 posted 09-12-2014 02:18 PM

Very nice!

-- Sue~ Mad Jester Woodworks, "Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom" Thomas Carlyle

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