Small Mallet

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 01-01-2021 12:22 AM 746 views 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a small mallet I made for my shed to hit things I did not want to use a steel hammer on. The head is made from pistachio and the handle is mesquite. It is 8 1/2” long and finished with Danish Oil and buffed and waxed.

This is the last completed project for this sorry year!

Happy New Year to all,..Cheers.Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 01-01-2021 12:34 AM

Nice looking mallet. Happy New Year.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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woodshaver Tony C

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#2 posted 01-01-2021 12:37 AM

A sorry year for sure Jim!
Nice addition to your striking tools! Make a few more and we can play miniature croquet just kidding!
Happy New Year!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#3 posted 01-01-2021 01:39 AM

That is one good looking hammer Jim! Should work fine for not marring your work.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#4 posted 01-01-2021 01:57 AM

Nice! Too pretty to use!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 01-01-2021 02:14 AM

Very nice Jim. The last project, you mean you can’t turn something out in 3 hours…lol

I will have to scroll through your projects and have another look at the tool items you have built. Working on some ideas. Tool making might be some fun, just wish I had better skills in metal work and sharpening.

Happy New Year

-- Eric, building the dream

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#6 posted 01-01-2021 02:21 AM

Looks good Jim. I have never turned Pistacio.

-- jstegall

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#7 posted 01-01-2021 02:40 AM

Pretty, Jim! Happy New Year!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#8 posted 01-01-2021 02:40 AM

super good.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#9 posted 01-01-2021 02:48 AM

nice mallet.happy new year my did 101 projects this year so i guess you can call it a night.i had to count-lol.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#10 posted 01-01-2021 06:19 AM

Nice mallet Jim,
I had to look up the timber as it something I’d not heard of; good solid timber selection!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#11 posted 01-01-2021 07:51 AM

Looks pretty big to me! It is realy beautiful

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 01-01-2021 10:02 AM

Happy New Year Jim

Very nice mallet.

-- Petey

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#13 posted 01-01-2021 12:38 PM

As always, very nice. Hopefully not too nice to use!

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#14 posted 01-01-2021 02:16 PM

Nice looking mallet Jim. What better a project than to make something you can hit things with to end the year.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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James E McIntyre

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#15 posted 01-01-2021 04:04 PM

I’m with Eric. For a prolific tool maker like you three hours is plenty of time. (:-)

I could sure use one of those for delicate chisel work.

How long did it take you to make it and how is the head attached?

Happy New Year Jim.

-- James E McIntyre

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