The Pursuader

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Project by Jay20650 posted 04-01-2011 04:48 PM 2283 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is my first mallet, it was very useful for chopping the mortises and in “pursuading” the stretchers to fully seat on the work bench I just completed. It is made of ash and for strength the center section and handle are a continuous piece within the lamination.

-- Jay,

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#1 posted 04-01-2011 05:24 PM

Looks nice!

-- Randy Morter, Phoenix, AZ

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#2 posted 04-02-2011 01:19 AM

That should work very nicely.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#3 posted 04-02-2011 11:41 AM

looks like a strong mallet
well done

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#4 posted 06-17-2011 01:26 PM

Here comes a stupid question !!!!!!!!! Drum roll please…............ Why either shop made or bought do wood working mallets have tapered striking faces?

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#5 posted 06-17-2011 02:03 PM

Just a guess, but probably so striking the object with a flat face is easier on the wrist.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#6 posted 06-17-2011 02:12 PM

Exactly Gene, and the benefit of making your own is that you get to customize the angle to suit your body’s natural striking poition.

-- Jay,

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