Wooden Mallet

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Project by D. B. posted 09-18-2019 12:08 PM 603 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I used a few scraps of maple and walnut to make a wooden mallet. The handle had nice markings on it, not exactly a bird’s eye pattern. I added crushed lead pellets in the mallet head for added weight. It was glued and clamped then coated with Danish oil.

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#1 posted 09-18-2019 01:36 PM

Very nice. I liked the addition of lead to give it some weight.

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#2 posted 09-18-2019 03:02 PM

Nice, but you are going to need some leather on the faces or risk dents in the wood. Speaking from experience:)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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D. B.

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#3 posted 09-18-2019 03:59 PM

I will be using this for working with wood chisels. So I will use leather on one side only at most

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#4 posted 09-18-2019 04:48 PM

Very pretty. Nicely done.

I make much more rustic wood mallets; because—I beat them badly!

Just a short hardwood branch chunck 4” or so in diameter and 6-7 inches long and another hardwood branch—1 ” to 1-1/2” in diameter and about a foot long. Hole drilled in and the side pegged with a small chunk of dowel etc. They work well and I do NOT care if I break them—just make another!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#5 posted 09-20-2019 01:07 AM

very nice, do the lead pellets rattle away when being swung????

-- To be a true artist one must stick to their own thought process

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#6 posted 09-20-2019 07:21 PM

No rattle due to use of hot glue.

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