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I've always wanted to make a mallet but for one reason or another I just never got to it. When I saw the video Steveinmarin posted on making them I finally decided to do it.

I raided the scrap bin and this is what I came up with (first 3 pictures). It's made of Oak, Cherry, and Purpleheart with sand for the weight. It feels good and works well.

The only thing better than being in the shop is when my son is in there with me. He's only 4 but already has a healthy interest in woodworking. He saw the mallet and told me he wanted one too. Of course! The last 3 pictures are his; Oak, Cherry, and Black Walnut.

Thanks to Steve for a great tutorial and giving me and my boy something to work on together!

Thanks for looking.

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Very cool. I can't wait until my daughter is old enough to have some shop time with me.
 

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I have a Grandson that is 4 as well and he loves spending time in the shop when he visits ! Only I would be afraid to build him a mallet of his own, He has watch the movie THOR way to many times and I can envision the the repairs to our house after a hard day of role playing (LOL) ! The mallets look awesome and I am sure it will be something Your Son will cherish for years as well as your time down in the shop, nice work Dad !
 

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Really Nice and special. it is also nice to share your passion for something with a child. Thanks for sharing.
 

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The memories for him will shape his future. Every kid is different in temprament,but Thor is big right now . LOL! I'm sure the memory will stay with you as well. Date and sign them together. Some future antiques roadshw will talk about it. :)
 

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Great project

I think your Son may have smarter mallet. :)

Perhaps he will make you one.

It don't get better than sharing with the kids
 
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