Twin Mallets for Christmas

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Project by Dave Rutan posted 01-08-2013 01:37 PM 1852 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I made these twin mallets as an additional Christmas present for my brother in law and his son. Both are potential woodworkers. My nephew (his son) recently balked at the price of a TV shelf and went and built it himself. That’s usually how the bug gets started. The mallets are based on the design Steve Ramsey used in his video a while ago. I used what I believe to be hardwood of two different types that was laying around the shop. I finished them with several coats of polyurethane.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#1 posted 01-08-2013 02:01 PM

Nice work and they both look like they will do the job and be a compliment to any woodworkers tool collection.

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

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Dave Rutan

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#2 posted 01-08-2013 03:57 PM

And if I showed you the one I’m using…. I made the one I use in just a few minutes from a hunk of hardwood that I cut on my property. It’s very primative, but I kind of like it, not any where near as refined as these two. I call it my ‘Urg mallet’ (think of a caveman named Urg.)

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#3 posted 01-08-2013 05:54 PM

good looking mallets. They will get alot of use out of them. Just one thing, your brother-in-law won’t have to hand down his mallet to his son.

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

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Dave Rutan

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#4 posted 01-08-2013 06:07 PM

True, but in theory, if the mallets are used, they will wear out before handing down becomes an issue.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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