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Found a piece of Sassafrass, it looked like a handle to a hammer.

So, I made a little mallet using oak 1×2’s as the head.

It is about 6 ounces, great for little carvings I have been doing by hand.

It was just the shape, and then I had to use it for something…...

I still have some of that Sassafrass stick left who knows….....

-- Measure once cut twice....oh wait....ooops.

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#1 posted 07-07-2008 12:59 AM

Great looking hammer, Mike!

I read somewhere that some folks have an allergic reaction when working with sassafras.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 07-07-2008 01:44 AM

I seem fine…..I seem fine…..I seem fine…. lol

No problems It is my first attempt at a mallet, just got tired of pushing my little hand carvers.

-- Measure once cut twice....oh wait....ooops.

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#3 posted 07-07-2008 02:13 AM

LOL… Mike, you and I are just alike! That’s awesome!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#4 posted 07-07-2008 04:39 AM

Very nice looking mallet. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#5 posted 07-07-2008 08:38 PM

Hi Mike;

I like your mallet very much. Nice work!

The handle has an Asian style which is very well suited to the planned use.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 07-07-2008 11:41 PM

Thanks Lee, it was my first attempt. I did it in about 1 hour. From the oak which I shaped on my belt sander then handed the final. It is just 2 pieces glued and oak doweled together, as I said it is not big or heavy. The handle is about 10 inches long.

My next project may just be an actual mallet.

-- Measure once cut twice....oh wait....ooops.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#7 posted 07-07-2008 11:57 PM

I like it very much.

When you said needed help, I thought you wanted someone to take it off of your hands.

You can send it my way.<;o)

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#8 posted 11-24-2014 06:28 PM

Very cool!!

-- Sue~ Mad Jester Woodworks, "Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom" Thomas Carlyle

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