Mallet day

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Project by buck_cpa posted 12-15-2013 12:38 AM 2993 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made these after watching Roy Underhills “Big Ash Mallet” about three times. The heads are Osage orange and the handles are red oak and walnut. I finished them with bees wax, which makes great for gripping. I had everything laying around the shop. I’m giving 3 away as Christmas gifts to aspiring woodworkers in my family. Osage is a tough wood, those mortises took some real pounding.

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#1 posted 12-15-2013 01:46 AM

Great looking mallets. I just watched that video yesterday myself. I see you took him up on his suggestion to make several at one time.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#2 posted 12-15-2013 01:50 AM

pretty cool. If you have a spare one you can send it to me :)

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#3 posted 12-15-2013 08:32 AM

Great batch of mallets….they look great…thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#4 posted 12-15-2013 08:51 AM

Nice Mallets Buck! I see you even made a couple of Left Handed Ones. Thanks! ....LOL…


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#5 posted 12-18-2013 05:30 PM

Great job, your mallets look great and they are great gifts, very useful around the shop.

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#6 posted 06-04-2018 06:47 PM

... those mortises took some real pounding.

- buck_cpa

Bet you wished you had a mallet!

It looks like they will do the job very well.

-- Without the wood, it's just working

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