Yet Another Pair of Mallets

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Project by woodoogolem posted 09-15-2014 09:50 AM 2175 views 6 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Many years ago I bought a cheap and rather ugly mallet. It served its purpose more or less. But lately the handle came loose. I glued it back in with a new wedge but decided anyway to try something on my own.

The result is a pair of a bigger and a smaller mallet made out laminated maple and wood that seems to be called wild service tree in english (Elsbeere in german). The handle is most probably oak and was roughly shaped with my cheap spoke shave, then sanded and wedged into the head. They are both rather light, so I might make another one and fill little metal balls into the head parts,

On a side note, I will never forget this day as the day I almost cut off my left thumb. If you feel as confident as I did to never cut off any extremities, I encourage you to read a blog post of a fellow woodworker describing his accident. It might remind you of the fact that none of us is invulnerable, regardless of how many years of experience you might have.

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#1 posted 09-15-2014 01:08 PM

Looks great. Nice job.

-- It's better to have a tool and not need it than to need a tool and not have it.

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#2 posted 09-15-2014 02:21 PM

Very nice, should work just fine, Big and Little Tappers!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#3 posted 09-15-2014 06:42 PM

Nice work with the mallets. I bet they get more use than you think they will.

Thanks also for the link to the blog post reminding us to NOT GET COMPLACENT when working with sharp tools.

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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