Mallets and Square

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Project by Ben posted 07-12-2009 06:11 PM 2395 views 3 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are some more tools that I’ve made. All of them were made out of scrap wood I needed to get out of my way. The bigger mallet was the first tool I made. It works great, but the angle on the head is too great at about 5 degrees. However, it is almost perfectly balance and has a lot of heft for carving or beating parts into place. The smaller mallet was a project I had 4-6th graders complete during a summer camp this summer while I taught a woodworking class. Its not very big, but it gets the job done. I learned my lesson from the first mallet and through some trial and error I found that a 2-3 degree angle on the head is perfect. The square is in the process of being finished. i still need to pin the blade in place and finish it. It is 5 inches by 7.5 inches and the blade is out of square by about 1/132 of an inch over its entire length. That is a margin of error I can live. Both projects were really easy and fun to make.


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#1 posted 07-12-2009 08:47 PM

Nice looking projects!!

I really like the larger mallet.

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#2 posted 07-12-2009 08:49 PM

Great Job they look super


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