My New Mallet

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Project by Gatsby1923 posted 03-12-2010 07:56 PM 1704 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After at least 110 years it was time to retire the turned mallet that my father had gotten from “An old French Carpenter” well over 60 years ago. You can see the large split in it, and while the handle was still in place I thought the tool deserved a nice place on my shelf. I did have some Maple and Cherry sitting around unused. I planed it all down to 1/2 inch thickness and lamented myself a handle. Then cut a small shoulder, free hand cut some curves to mach my hand and lamented the mallet face together. Finlay I finished it with 3 coats of Boiled Linseed oil.

My two mistakes where
A) I should have lade out the curves on the handle rather than free handing it.It feels good in my hand but looks a bit funky.
B) I wanted to curve the top but wanted to “cheat” and grabbed my belt sander. Gives it that odd angle on the top. I have plenty of material if i wanted to clean it up but I am just going to keep it as in.

Dave M.

-- I don't know where I'm going but I'm on my way!

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#1 posted 03-12-2010 10:34 PM

You know, I think that I will make one of these this weekend. Only my case, it will be White oak and rosewood – just because that is what I have handy. Nice mallet.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#2 posted 03-21-2010 11:47 PM

a beafy mallet
and the handle doesn´t have to be a buty
it realy depends how you feel when it is in
your hand and use it and not the artistic
corect curves
well done


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#3 posted 06-02-2010 10:27 AM

Nice I made a mallet like this as well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 06-02-2010 06:18 PM

a classic design good job


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