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Oak Mallet

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Project by Antbag posted 11-28-2020 03:50 PM 546 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made my first mallet. I followed Steve Good’s pattern. I didn’t have any maple on hand, so I started out with a scrap piece of poplar. Half way through the project, I damaged the handle while rounding over the edges, and decided poplar was just too soft for a mallet. I started over with oak. I weighed the head down with BB’s.

I sprayed it down with lacquer to make it look nice for the picture before I actually use it. I’ve seen others line the striking surface with leather. I probably would have done that if I already had the leather. I look forward to using this, and will be interested to learn if the materials I used will hold up.

Anthony

-- Anthony





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Andre

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#1 posted 11-28-2020 05:49 PM

Nice the chamfered edges may be a good idea, when I made a mallet from Oak the corners/edges tended to split.
Leather IMO is a real necessity unless you like dents in your wood:)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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Antbag

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#2 posted 11-28-2020 08:28 PM



Nice the chamfered edges may be a good idea, when I made a mallet from Oak the corners/edges tended to split.
Leather IMO is a real necessity unless you like dents in your wood:)

- Andre

I think I WILL get some leather for it before using it. I’m not concerned at all about hurting the appearance, but if the leather will make it hold up better, then it’s probably the way to go.

-- Anthony

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Andre

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#3 posted 11-28-2020 11:36 PM


Nice the chamfered edges may be a good idea, when I made a mallet from Oak the corners/edges tended to split.
Leather IMO is a real necessity unless you like dents in your wood:)

- Andre

I think I WILL get some leather for it before using it. I m not concerned at all about hurting the appearance, but if the leather will make it hold up better, then it s probably the way to go.

- Antbag

Not worried about the Hammer, but first time ya dent some furniture may be depressing:)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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