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Project by amagineer posted 09-16-2011 04:16 PM 2517 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I figured I would make a wooden mallet to help in persuading that piece of wood it fits. I made the head out of bubinga and the handle out of white oak. I than took an old leather belt and weaved it around the handle and glued it with Barge cement. I used the belt buckle for a hanging loop.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#1 posted 09-16-2011 04:34 PM

looks more like a war hammer – I like it!

that said – using bubinga for something like this seems a bit like sacrilege (considering the sourcing of bubinga). is bubinga softer or harder compared to oak for example?

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#2 posted 09-16-2011 04:39 PM

Nice! Makes me want to make one with a steel head :p

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#3 posted 09-16-2011 04:54 PM

I like the handle wrap. I’m supposed to be making a steel tomahawk for a buddy sometime soon. I think I’ll do the handle the way you did.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#4 posted 09-16-2011 05:22 PM

My wife thinks I have a Thor complex!

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#5 posted 09-16-2011 09:32 PM

Nice persuasive device.

@Sharon, bubinga is almost twice as harder than any oak.

A source for that is this “scale":

-- Back home. Fernando

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#6 posted 09-16-2011 09:35 PM

Thanks Fernando.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#7 posted 09-16-2011 11:13 PM

I like the leather strip handle. Cool idea.


-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#8 posted 09-17-2011 12:59 AM

Looks like something a viking woodworker would use…and I mean that in an awesome way. Very cool.

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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#9 posted 09-17-2011 02:40 AM

Very nice I likr the ude of the belt for a handle grip

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina,

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#10 posted 09-17-2011 02:57 AM

Great use of an old belt !!! very nice!!! good job!!

-- "the future's uncertain and the end is always near" J. Morrison

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#11 posted 09-17-2011 05:00 PM

Cool tool!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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