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Project by Derek Oliver posted 10-01-2012 07:03 PM 1406 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a mallet I made from chokecherry. I just couldn’t help myself. I tried to fight it, but everyone else kept posting picutres of the mallets they made and I caved to the peer pressure. There are a few flaws in it but that’s okay. If it was perfect I’d probably put it on shelf as display and never use it. Now I can use it. It has BBs in it for weight and leather on the ends so it doesn’t mar what you’re hitting. So far I’ve only done of couple of test hits on the bench with it though (yes I did yell “Order, Order in court”). I haven’t really figured out what I’m going to use it for yet. I’m sure I’ll figure something out. If nothing else I guess I can keep my brother in law in check with it!

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#1 posted 10-01-2012 09:41 PM

Good one! Sturdy and this should serve you well!

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#2 posted 10-01-2012 11:51 PM

Looks sturdy, great job on this one.

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#3 posted 10-02-2012 12:00 AM

Nice man hammer. The chokecherry is a rather nice touch.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#4 posted 10-02-2012 02:15 AM

you’re gonna need a bigger hammer than that to keep this brother in law in line!

-- Jack, Wyoming

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#5 posted 10-02-2012 02:18 AM

Chokecherry, that just sounds cool. How many people can say that their mallet is chokecherry. Good job on the mallet.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then sand a whole bunch

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#6 posted 10-02-2012 12:44 PM

from someone who just posted a Mallet too! awesome job it looks great!

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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#7 posted 02-21-2013 03:45 AM

Great job Oliver 15. Beautiful grain pattern on your mallet. I’ve made two of them in the last couple of months and it’s amazing how much I use them. Very handy tool to have around.

-- David Gardner, Natchitoches, LA

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