Some Mallets

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Project by Justin posted 01-30-2014 03:01 AM 2407 views 8 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After catching Steve Ramsey’s “Make a wood mallet” video, I decided I had to make a mallet or two for myself. I have now made 6 of them soon after finishing my first mallet, and am still having fun with it. Each mallet is similar in joinery, but have much different shapes, weights and purposes.

These mallets have been made from mostly cut off wood from other projects. Woods included are Cherry, Ash, Oak, Beech, Mahogany, and Birdseye Maple. I used contact cement to attach some leather on a couple of the mallet ends to soften blows.

Most have been simply finished with Linseed oil.

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#1 posted 01-30-2014 03:04 AM

Wonderful job on all of them

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#2 posted 01-30-2014 03:48 AM

Nice work they look fantastic. I volunteer to field test them need my address?

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#3 posted 01-30-2014 11:02 AM

Wow, those looks great, they look too good to use

-- steve, simple and effective

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#4 posted 01-30-2014 12:34 PM

Nice work. Was Thor’s hammer your inspiration?

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#5 posted 01-30-2014 09:08 PM

Nice persuaders, Justin. I was just watching Roy Underhill’s episode on making a traditional joiners mallet—it was very cool. Here’s a link in case you haven’t seen it. Keep up the good work!

-- "Sometimes the creative process requires foul language." -- Charles Neil.

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#6 posted 01-31-2014 12:01 AM

Those look like fun.

-- Gary, Florida

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#7 posted 01-31-2014 12:08 AM

Thanks for the compliments.

Woodbutcherbynight- Already on their way! heh
David – Yeah maybe Thor’s hammer was the inspiration for the first. Can you tell which one? hah
RHaynes – Have not seen Roy Underhill’s episode but I will make sure to check it out, thanks!

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#8 posted 02-01-2014 01:59 AM

Justin,, what gives UPS gave me a box and it was empty?????


-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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