New Mallet Made of Douglas Fir Scraps

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Project by BerBer5985 posted 02-27-2012 03:37 PM 3001 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this mallet really for fun, but my other mallet that I made broke in half while making mortises because I believe the glue didn’t bond well to the brazillian cherry wood, so I needed a new mallet. I have some chunks of doug fir 4×4’s left over from my workbench build, so I figured what the heck. It’s through mortised and wedged by hand and the handle is shaped by hand with a spokeshave. Not fancy, but heavy and large and cool to look at. I did this in one night between the hours of 12am and 2am. haha!

-- Greg, Owner, Quality Carpet One,

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#1 posted 02-27-2012 04:26 PM

Looks like a winner Greg.

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#2 posted 02-27-2012 06:09 PM

Looks Great Greg, I know I use my homemade deadblows everyday! You will be so glad you made this.
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-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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#3 posted 02-27-2012 08:09 PM


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#4 posted 02-27-2012 08:25 PM

Wow that’s much nicer than hitting stuff with a 2×4, you may have something there. Nice job.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#5 posted 02-27-2012 09:26 PM

The best part is that it was free and it only took about an hour to make it with nothing but hand tools. That’s the best kind of mallet!

-- Greg, Owner, Quality Carpet One,

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#6 posted 02-27-2012 10:06 PM

nice… ya gotta have a wood hammer in a wood shop. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#7 posted 02-27-2012 11:33 PM

Good job. A great tool for the shop.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#8 posted 02-28-2012 06:37 AM

Nice tool. I see you keep it in the house. A burglar wouldn’t know what to think….................

-- mike...............

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#9 posted 02-28-2012 11:57 PM

Great job on this! Thanks for the post.

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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