Wooden Mallet

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Project by TheCraftyFox posted 02-06-2018 04:14 AM 1007 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It seems like every woodworker has made their own wooden mallet. This was my right of passage into the art of woodworking. I think this is more for chisel work but I find it is great for anything I use a rubber mallet for. This is a simple design, 3/4 inch pieces of walnut and Purple Heart. The maple is 1/8 inch. I cut a 2 degree angle for the mortise and tendon. The handle was the tricky part. I do not have a lathe. I used the bandsaw to cut the candleholder shape. Then sanded a whole lot to make it smooth. I am sure there are much better ways to do this.

-- Marlena, Pittsburgh

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#1 posted 02-06-2018 04:35 AM

Nice Mallet for the start of your LJ’s trip!!!

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#2 posted 02-06-2018 06:12 AM

Looks fantastic, too good looking to actually use though…..... LOL

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#3 posted 02-06-2018 06:50 AM

Looks fantastic, too good looking to actually use though…..... LOL

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- woodbutcherbynight

+1 Very nice.

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#4 posted 02-06-2018 07:49 AM

Looks great. Wood selection gives a nice contrast. I like the handle.

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#5 posted 02-06-2018 11:38 AM

Looks great, way better than mine , keep on the good work.

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#6 posted 02-06-2018 01:39 PM

This is a simple design…

- TheCraftyFox

I disagree. It is not a simple, it is super job!

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#7 posted 02-06-2018 01:51 PM

This is a beautiful shop made mallet and a nice addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#8 posted 02-06-2018 04:29 PM

Nice design on this. It will bea great user.

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#9 posted 02-09-2018 12:10 AM

like the style. How does it feel in your hand after chiseling out a few mortises?

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#10 posted 02-15-2018 02:30 AM

Nice mallet. Just what the doctor ordered.

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