Antique Setting Maul (repo Mallot )

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Project by oldguy2 posted 08-06-2017 06:37 PM 1663 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was asked last month to make for a good friend a Reproduction Setting Maul for a Show. On my bench is the final and also my oak regular wood mallot filled with fishing weights. He wanted just a little bigger than my bench mallot.
So the stock started as ..head 4 pieces 4 in by 8 in and I notched a centered 3/8 cut in the middle two. Planned for a 1 inch tenon. Then glued the 4 pieces. This would go in the lathe for a final rounding to 3 and1/2 with flat sides, and I stayed away from the middle. The main handle stock is 2 pieces about 13 inch glued, drawn with a 4 inch tenon and rough drawn a straight shaft. About 6 inch for the center handle and 1 and 1/2 for the bottom end. All this is in Maple. I band sawed the handle to rough and belt sanded and drum sanded the handle to comfort. And it only needed some light paper sanding after that. I cut the tenon wide to then trim it closer to get a close fitting tenon. This worked better after other mistakes. I also belt sanded bevel edges on the ends of the head and the ends smooth. I did use wedges in the top. then cording to wrap the head and handle for effect. I want my friend to see it before further finish is applied or needed as a prop. It weighs about 2.5 pounds. I like it enough he may not get it and keep it as another shop mallot.

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#1 posted 08-07-2017 01:27 PM

Nice maul.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#2 posted 08-07-2017 03:45 PM

Thanks for the “how to”...

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