some new mallets

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Project by emart posted 05-09-2015 07:18 AM 1522 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My old mallets from 2013 have croaked due to the constant use/abuse they get in the shop so I made some new ones. Bigger ones. Oven dried ones that are as tough as concrete right now. The smaller carving mallet is about 3 lbs so hopefully it wont split in half like the old one did. I have some more big chunks of wood like this stashed away so that by the time these mallets break they will be seasoned and ready for life in my shop.

In case you folks are wondering why I make so much stuff from black locust I also attached a photo of my current stock of lumber to be. I haven’t even touched that pile yet I have been working from the “reject” pile

-- tools are only as good as the hands that hold them

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#1 posted 05-09-2015 11:21 AM

Hey that’s awesome. The oven idea is great. How long and what temperature? I’d like to try that. Thanks.

-- Brian in Wantagh, NY

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#2 posted 05-09-2015 12:03 PM

Nice mallets,
and Wow, we should all be so blessed with such a woodpile

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#3 posted 05-09-2015 08:54 PM

Great mallets, and a very needed shop tool.

Please move that beautiful wood pile 3 feet away from your house, you are providing a path, no wait, a Freeway into your house for carpenter ants and termites.

And after you restack the black locust, you can send the leftovers to me … :)

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#4 posted 05-09-2015 08:59 PM

I dried them for about 6 hours at 250 degrees Fahrenheit

I’d move the pile if I could but each of those weighs at least 300 lbs

-- tools are only as good as the hands that hold them

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