Wooden Malet

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Project by madts posted 05-25-2015 11:29 PM 2142 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a tribute to my buds Kiefer and Mads.
Always wanted to make one of these and finally got the time.
Oak, maple and cherry were used. Rope work is Spectra, stronger than hell from old used racing sails.
I like to undercut the faces of the malet more than others because I tend to sit. The mallet has two angles, one for standing and one for sitting.

By the way my name is Thomas, my Danish nickname is Mads and my Swedish nickname Madts.
Life is not easy.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#1 posted 05-25-2015 11:50 PM

Mads, Thomas, Madts, you did a fine job. Interesting with the rope idea. I always wanted to try that to see if I get a better grip.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 05-26-2015 03:45 AM

Looks good, works great I bet! I need to build another one, something really tough for my hold downs the leather face on my other one is getting abused! Might have to give the wrap a try, maybe a leather lace?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#3 posted 05-26-2015 04:13 AM

I did no research on the origin of that double shaft, but hell, I love it when someone redefines a traditional tool in a way that makes sense and adds a line that excites me. Well done.

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#4 posted 05-26-2015 08:12 AM

Hi Madts,
Wonderful mallet you made, love the idea of different cuts, more versatile.
That grip does look just perfect to hold.
Just like clamps; we can never have too many mallets, heavy, light, dead blow, hard, soft and so on, I even have one you made for me here, love to use that one for planes, thanks.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#5 posted 05-28-2015 08:29 PM

Beautiful work on this handsome mallet Madts.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 05-28-2015 08:44 PM

By the way Stefang, have you driven the Atlantic Road up by Kristiansund? That is on my bucket list.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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