A pair of mallets

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Project by Wally331 posted 02-25-2013 12:37 AM 1307 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a pair of mallets I recently made. The first one is based off one made by Steve Ramsey, laminated from oak and maple, and through tenoned and double wedged with a walnut handle. It is really great for driving in dowels and persuading my joints.

The second is made from a shaft of maple, which I later glued some oak around. Simply turned on a friends lathe, it is a fantastic mallet for chopping dovetails, although mine could still use a lot of work ;). Both mallets are finished with tung oil, get daily use. Thanks to lumberjocks for inspiring me to make them after the mallet swap!

Thanks for looking – Chris

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#1 posted 02-25-2013 08:00 PM

So long as they get used…...
I think I should make a mallet too.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#2 posted 02-25-2013 10:35 PM

Indeed, they might not be too pretty, but they work well enough for me. Fun projects too.

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#3 posted 02-27-2013 03:57 PM

For me functionality is greater than beauty. If it works it works. Great job on the very useful tools.

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