Chisel mallet

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Project by TungOilTim posted 03-12-2010 06:43 AM 3340 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a mallet I made for mostly chiseling, to practice with some mortise and tenons. It is constructed out of maple scraps that I received (free) from a local sawmill in middle Tennessee, and some padauk cutoffs I bought on sale from Woodcraft. I tried to hone my hand tool skills and used my chisels and Japanese pull saw whenever possible. Also, the handle was shaped using a microplane and a few rasps. The size of the head gives it a nice heft. I finished it with one coat of Tried and True (boiled linseed oil and beeswax) and one coat of General Finishes Seal-A-Cell. Tried out the Seal-A-Cell for the first time, I figured this is the kind of project to try out new techniques. Hope you like it, feel free to leave any comments and constructive criticism.

-- Tim, Plant City FL

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#1 posted 03-12-2010 07:04 AM

beauty! I want one!

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#3 posted 03-12-2010 08:43 AM


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#4 posted 03-12-2010 03:26 PM

I MUST make this! Very nice.

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#5 posted 03-22-2010 12:27 AM

cool mallet
most be a joy to use


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#6 posted 03-22-2010 09:14 PM

nice work Tim…. I like the design :)

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#7 posted 08-01-2012 07:36 AM

Very nice!

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