Joiner's mallet

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Project by Buckeyes85 posted 07-18-2015 12:17 PM 2026 views 2 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Based on Michael Cullen’s 2012 Fine Woodworking article, this mallet weighs in about 20oz. Brazilian cherry and curly maple. The inside of the head is hard maple which I used to reduce the weight a little bit. I wanted this to be about 20oz and it took some fiddling with the size and amount of each type of wood to get there. One face has leather on it. into the top of the handle I inlaid a Brazilian cherry dovetail.

Finished with Tried & True varnish oil. to finish it, I cut the mortise for the dovetail and then put a long screw in it with a shoestring tied on it which I then hooked to another screw in the top of a saw horse so it could hang. Once that was done I glued in the DT and finished that.

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#1 posted 07-19-2015 01:11 AM

I built one today too. Your’s is much better, mine looks like crap. I’ll trade ya!

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