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Project by BnC posted 02-09-2020 08:56 PM 706 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Always wanted a round versus square mallet for chisel work. Solid chunk of maple, shaped with central bulge for two hand positions. End of handle for increased force, close for small taps. Finished with tung oil.

-- The garage is calling, I must go. The dog is Fred, and yes he’s well fed.





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Clarkhus

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#1 posted 02-09-2020 08:58 PM

That looks great. I think you have inspired me to make one.

-- Clark

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BnC

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#2 posted 02-09-2020 09:05 PM

Thanks Clark!

-- The garage is calling, I must go. The dog is Fred, and yes he’s well fed.

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#3 posted 02-09-2020 11:55 PM

I just can’t use a square mallet.

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swirt

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#4 posted 02-10-2020 02:15 AM

That maple makes a nice looking mallet. Well done.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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BnC

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#5 posted 02-10-2020 02:24 AM

Thanks Swirt.

-- The garage is calling, I must go. The dog is Fred, and yes he’s well fed.

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therealSteveN

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#6 posted 02-10-2020 04:41 AM

I really like that swirl you got with the curlies. Looks 3D.

Never took to a round head, have you used one before? I always want to glance off. I think it was too many years hammering nails. Flat faces work best for me, best of luck with your chisel tappin.

-- Think safe, be safe

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recycle1943

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#7 posted 02-10-2020 04:29 PM

that’s a really beautiful hunk of maple no matter how you shape it.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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James E McIntyre

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#8 posted 02-10-2020 07:32 PM

Looks like it will work great. Where did you get the nice piece of maple.
What I like about round head mallets is that you don’t need to index or orientate the head. Just start working.

-- James E McIntyre

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BnC

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#9 posted 02-10-2020 11:39 PM

Thanks everyone. Just happened on the chunk of wood at a local plywood and lumber shop. Still had enough left to turn two wooden spoons.

-- The garage is calling, I must go. The dog is Fred, and yes he’s well fed.

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scrapwoodworker

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#10 posted 02-12-2020 10:27 PM

do you like round or square better?

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BnC

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#11 posted 02-16-2020 01:49 AM

So far round is my go to. Square when the chisel really needs motivation.

-- The garage is calling, I must go. The dog is Fred, and yes he’s well fed.

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Chiaroscuro

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#12 posted 02-16-2020 02:59 AM

I did the same out of maple, but it must be soft maple, it is denting quite a bit when I use it. Like your shape a bit better, I may have left mine a bit too thick.

-- Todd

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BnC

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#13 posted 02-16-2020 02:42 PM

Looks great Todd. I have a difficult time sourcing true hard maple around here.

-- The garage is calling, I must go. The dog is Fred, and yes he’s well fed.

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