From pallet to mallet

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Project by RustyL posted 03-19-2012 12:27 AM 2030 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Recycled ash pallet.

-- Don't apprentice under anyone with less than ten fingers.

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#1 posted 03-19-2012 12:31 AM

Love pallet projects, and that mallet came out great. I’ve been recycling pallets for years, it nice to see the beat up rough sawn wood, get a face lift and a new destination :-)

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

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#2 posted 03-19-2012 12:42 AM

Looks as though it has already been used for a few yr’s. Nice work

-- Don, northern Maine

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#3 posted 03-19-2012 01:50 AM

Nice, rustic look! Is that a through dowel to hold the handle in place?

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#4 posted 03-19-2012 10:47 AM

Good job. Looks like she will be of service for many years.
Keep up the good work.

-- If I had only known, I would have been a locksmith. - Albert Einstein

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#5 posted 03-19-2012 02:16 PM

Nice mallet!

Funny, I was just talking to a friend yesterday (as I was helping him stack wood on a few pallets) about trying some pallet projects. Never thought about a mallet – but seeing as I don’t have a mallet, I might just give this a try.

Question though – can you give its dimensions? it’s hard to tell from the picture how large it is. Thanks!

-- Nat, UPstate NY,

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#6 posted 03-24-2012 02:06 AM

Thanks for the comments. My bad for not including something to reference the size.
The holes and nail stains are from its previous life.

I don’t have it in front of me but the top is about 3×5 with a 1 inch square handle. I can’t remember why I put a dowel through the head, I think it helped with the glue up. I have since put a leather pad on one face.

Rusty L

-- Don't apprentice under anyone with less than ten fingers.

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