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Project by woodzy posted 10-13-2011 07:15 AM 2078 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve really been enjoying the work being posted on the site recently and have mostly been caught up looking and dreaming of completing some of your projects.

In between that and life I’ve managed to finish a few little things around the house and in the shop.

here is one of them.

I recently found a skid / pallet that was made of a dark wood. I am not sure of the actual species is but its hard, maybe Walnut or Mahogany. So I made myself this mallet, the face is “layered” with maple and the wedge in the top is cherry.

The cherry is from my father back yard. I only had 2 logs about 10” long each.
One i made my first mallet with. A big ole’ neanderthal looking beast and a small box.
the other i’ve kept close using it sparingly.
No reason i just know when it’s gone it’s gone

Like most of my work soon after completing a project i often see thing far clearer. This occasion was no different, i really should have gone with the Krenov Mallet. It’s what

i wanted i just didn’t know it until i saw it. ( Next Time)

I’ve finished it with some several light coats of BLO.

-- Anthony

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#1 posted 10-13-2011 07:20 AM

That mallet looks to good to use. Great job. What a find with the wood. Wish I could find a pallet like that. Jerry

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#2 posted 10-13-2011 07:29 AM

Never met a mallet I didn’t like and this is no exception!
Beautiful work

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#3 posted 10-13-2011 03:08 PM

Nicely done. The shaping on the handle is very friendly to my eye (and most likely the hand as well)

One bit of helpful advice. On those wedges take care to put them across the grain of the piece being morticed, this way you are less likely to split your work.

The fact that you did not split your work tells me you took great care fitting your joint…great job there.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#4 posted 10-13-2011 03:19 PM

RG, thanks for the advice.
I did take my time but right is right.
I won’t forget that little tid bit again. Thanks

-- Anthony

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#5 posted 10-13-2011 04:55 PM

Nice job! I have made a few of these myself. One was a standard carpenters mallet and the other was a deadblow mallet. Both have been used quite a bit in my projects and shop. Great job on this one!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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#6 posted 10-13-2011 05:24 PM

Nice work and fun to make something that you will use in your shop. Why buy one when we can make one. I have made a few as well, great job!

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

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