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Project by AJ1104 posted 03-07-2020 07:22 PM 622 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi LJ’s, I spent some time this week building two much needed mallets. I followed some of the great ideas that were displayed here here on LJ and Steve Ramsey’s design.

I really enjoyed the build and was really looking forward to seeing them finished but without thinking I ended up using a wipe-on the had linseed oil in it, which darkened the walnut too much for my taste.

A side from that, I was happy with the wedge tenon and the overall feel of the handle. All the best and thanks for looking! AJ

-- AJ





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Andre

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#1 posted 03-07-2020 09:02 PM

I have found out that making something too nice tends to hinder it’s usefulness?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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AJ1104

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#2 posted 03-08-2020 12:53 AM

Andre. I agree, that’s why I made two. So I keep one nice as I beat up the other. Lol… thanks for looking!

-- AJ

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swirt

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#3 posted 03-08-2020 02:55 AM

Those look nice.

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

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Rick Dennington

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#4 posted 03-08-2020 06:37 AM

Stellar job on building the mallets. Been woodworking for about 35 years and have yet to make one…..!! Maybe one of the days when my health improves I might can get back into my shop. Those turned out great, and a design I really like…..Thanks for posting them….!!

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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AJ1104

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#5 posted 03-08-2020 12:51 PM

Thank you @swirt . I appreciate the comment!
Thanks Rick! I hope you are able to get back into your shop soon. I know building any project makes me feel good. I look forward to see you posting again!

-- AJ

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JCinVA

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#6 posted 03-10-2020 05:46 AM

Nicely done. You would have no problem finding a workshop for the mallets if they are too dark to keep.

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