Joiners mallet made from dead tree

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Project by blakeiscoolandhip posted 02-28-2021 06:35 PM 375 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Woods used: dead tree branch for the head (no idea of the species), cedar for the handle, walnut for the wedge.

I watch too many YouTube videos of people, who are much better than I am, make beautiful things. This came from another Paul Sellers video I saw of him making a joiners mallet. Although I did not use the traditional measurements and sizes, it functions well enough for my uses.

Dead tree branch was hand sawn to the rough shape. I used a rasp to scrape off the bark and round it off. Used a hole saw to fit the handle. The cedar plank was shaped with a spoke shave and wedged into the head with a small piece of walnut.

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#1 posted 02-28-2021 09:32 PM

Nice mallet, very useful tool in any shop. More than is one is good too. LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#2 posted 02-28-2021 09:35 PM

Good useful first project. You’ll get a lot of use out of that.

It was always hard for me to maintain my shop tools I gathered over the years. Buy or make the tools you need as you need them. I’ve bought tool I always wanted, then never used them because I didn’t make projects that needed them.

Good luck on your wood working journey…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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