My Wooden Persuader

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Project by SuperJoe posted 11-14-2021 03:43 PM 912 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My version of a wooden shop persuader, which started out as a scrap bin project. The main part of the mallet is lignum vitae with purple heart and hard maple cheeks. The handle is mahogany and maple, spread and wedged for a snug and permanent fit with a lignum vitae wedge. Is it just me or do others find that some of their most popular creations were originally made from scrap? Holidays around the corner and have orders for ten more.

-- Some of my most creative moments have been when I've had to cover up an error in my woodworking.

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#1 posted 11-14-2021 04:03 PM

When you can make something out of the scraps it is always better. I have a stack behind my miter saw of various types. One day they will get used.

The malets look to nice to use and sturdy, great job.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#2 posted 11-14-2021 04:23 PM

now that is my version of a friendly persuader!!! very nice work.

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#3 posted 11-14-2021 06:30 PM

man those are beautiful mallets i can see why everyone wants one.

-- 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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#4 posted 11-14-2021 07:17 PM

Nice Joe!

I remember when you were wondering what to make with that super hard wood…Seems you figured that out…


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

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#5 posted 11-15-2021 01:08 AM

Well Joe,
just good offcuts awaiting a project…
Top mallets sir.

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

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#6 posted 11-15-2021 04:26 AM

Those came out great.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#7 posted 11-15-2021 08:39 AM

So nice, I would hang this ones in the display cabinet forever. Well done.


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#8 posted 11-15-2021 11:19 AM

Very nice

-- Petey

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#9 posted 11-19-2021 03:25 AM

I am new here but had to comment on those scrapes coming together pretty nicely! Hats off to you for a such a great job!

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