My favorite mallet!

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Project by Dez posted 04-25-2015 11:04 PM 1510 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my favorite and most used mallet.
It was sooo easy to make!
The original material was a 2 1/2” pallet or bunker material, red oak as far as I can tell.
No lathe used, the handle was defined with spokeshaves , rasps and sandpaper.
You can still see all of the grove put there for the strapping for the bundle of whatever.
It is very similar to the leather stamping mallet my dad used for tooling his saddles, belts etc.
The balance is perfect for me and I can both gently tap are give a big whack as needed.

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#1 posted 04-26-2015 12:04 AM

Looks simple and effective. I think I could even do that ;-) Any for the dado in picture 2 or is that just the way the wood was?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 04-26-2015 05:59 PM

so simple and so perfect. i think i will steal the idea :)

-- designer by education, wood working hack by choice

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#3 posted 04-26-2015 06:06 PM

Topamax – That’s the way it was when I “rescued” it.
I really like the way it is balanced, I can choke up and tap lightly or grab it near the end for a harder whack as needed.

Chris – Steal away!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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