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First attempt at a Jointer's mallet

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Project by Steve posted 05-07-2018 03:12 PM 1234 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not sure how I came across it, but found an article for a jointer’s mallet on the wwgoa website. Decided that I’d make one and get some use out of my new bandsaw. Found a scrap piece of maple from an old kitchen taking up some space, so I decided to cut it up. Can’t remember what the piece was from, but there was old adhesive and drywall on it, so maybe a backsplash? I sliced off about 1/8” on my new bandsaw and then jointed and planed it down.

The handle was from a scrap 2×2 pine that I had leftover from another project. The wedges were made out of eastern red cedar that I also had laying around. Finished with two coats of Tung Oil. Measures about 6.5” x 2.75” x 2.25”.

Overall, very fun project and my kids now think that I made Thor’s hammer.

Thanks for looking and any comments.





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#1 posted 05-07-2018 03:19 PM

Looks nice. Good job!

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#2 posted 05-07-2018 04:15 PM

Awesome mallet Steve. If you are interested we are starting up a Mallet/hammer swap. Not sure if you have participated in any in the past or have even come across them but the swaps are a pretty good time.

Here is the link to the forum topic if you are interested. http://lumberjocks.com/topics/273281

-- Neil, Indiana - Instagram: neilsalomon

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#3 posted 05-07-2018 07:57 PM

lol, my first mallet inadvertently turned into Thors Hammer also. Looks great, nice job!

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#4 posted 05-07-2018 08:21 PM

Thor would be happy with that hammer! :)

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#5 posted 05-07-2018 08:44 PM



Awesome mallet Steve. If you are interested we are starting up a Mallet/hammer swap. Not sure if you have participated in any in the past or have even come across them but the swaps are a pretty good time.

Here is the link to the forum topic if you are interested. http://lumberjocks.com/topics/273281

- PoohBaah

Funny, after I posted this, I saw that thread. I think I would be nervous trying to make something for that, but hopefully I’ll be able to join in another one once I get my skills up to halfway on par with others on here.

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#6 posted 05-07-2018 10:25 PM

Dont be nervous steve, your mallet you made here would be happily received by the swap participants. Don’t sell yourself short. go ahead and join, were up to almost 20 people i think.

-- Joseph, Irvine CA, @palas_woodcraft on Instagram

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#7 posted 05-08-2018 03:37 AM

Thor would be proud

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#8 posted 05-08-2018 10:52 AM

This mallet is a very nice shop made tool and will be a fine addition to your shop. Congratulations!

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#9 posted 05-09-2018 09:41 PM

Great job!!!

-- Paul Mayer, http://youtube.com/c/toolmetrix

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#10 posted 08-24-2019 08:06 PM

Thats a beauty that ,
Very nice , especially for a first attempt

-- Hand Skills provide freedom.

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#11 posted 08-24-2019 08:25 PM

That’s what I need to build next (well, among many other things anyway…). I’ve been wanting one for the shop but can’t stomach the $40 and up prices at Woodcraft when I can make my own from scrap.

-- DannyW

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