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Here is my latest entry into the build your own mallet show. I can never seem to find a mallet that I want or like so I settle for building it the way I like. This one is an ash head with a walnut handle that goes through the head. Dimension are: 8" long handle with a 2¾" diameter head. I made this mallet and used it when carving my wife's wedding anniversary present and "Serve it up with style" entrant. My lathe has the mirror image of this one chucked up right now: ash handle/walnut head. The more tools I make, the more I like doing it.

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Nice crisp glue lines. great job all around.
 

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very nice mallet. keep up the good work.
 

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Nice looking mallet , thats going to be my next project . How deep does the handle run into the head ?
 

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Nice mallet Brian. Thanks for sharing.
 

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I've been looking for that thing!



Where did you find it?? ;>)
 

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Great job. Now who lost it and who found it. Where was it found and when will there be anothere one there waiting to be found?

Lots of questions.
 

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Brian very nice job. You did a great job on your wife's anniversary gift too.

I keep meaning to try one of these (the mallet, not the gift for your wife) and never seem to get around to it.

Karson, speaking of questions…
Brian, is "necessity" a hardwood or softwood? Is it an exotic or a domestic?
 

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My Dad acquired a lathe awhile back so while I was visiting last year I just had to play with it and made a mallet. It looks like the old gavel style but I love it for many uses and can't do without it.
 

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Nice work. What finish did you use?
 

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Very nice, it looks almost too nice to use.
 

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Chris,

Minwax poly is all that I used on this one.
 
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