A Slightly? Used Carving Mallet.

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Project by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 12-29-2008 11:39 PM 3042 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Someone asked me for the dimensions for a medium sized carving mallet today.

And I realized that I hadn’t posted this as a project yet, so here it is.

I started out with an 1 5/8” square piece of Red Oak, & then glued on some 3/4” thick soft maple for the head.

I should have use hard Maple for this, but It’s all I had at the time.

It’s starting to get kind of beat up, but it still does the job.

I’m going to make a new one, one of these days.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#1 posted 12-29-2008 11:47 PM

Dick, I appreciate your kindness. Hopefully I can do as well.

-- If we learn from our mistakes, I'm getting a fantastic education.

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#2 posted 12-30-2008 12:05 AM

Very nice Dick and it looks like its had a very servicable life.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#3 posted 12-30-2008 04:11 PM

Nice to see it has been abused a lot.

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 12-30-2008 04:25 PM

Thanks to all of you.

It hasn’t been used very much lately, so I better get into the swing of things.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#5 posted 12-31-2008 03:32 AM

It looks like that mallet has had a lot of use Dick.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 12-31-2008 03:36 AM

I picked up a couple of those when I bought my lathe, I use them a lot. They work a lot better than a hammer when your doing some light chiseling. Otherwise I use the old standby persuader. You can tell you’ve had a light touch through the years. Mine are not that old, but chewed up pretty bad.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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dennis mitchell

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#7 posted 12-31-2008 05:45 AM

It does show some age. Nice job.

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