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I had been wanting a decent mallet for a while. I tried the mallet's @ woodcraft and found them to be far to light for me.

These mallet's were constructed as follows:

Head: Glue-lam block of 4/4 Hard Maple & 3/8 Rosewood that I re-sawed from 3/4 stock. It is 5" long x 4" high x 3" thick. The glue-lam block was large enough for thee mallet's. The striking faces of the mallet have a 5 degree angle to account for the natural angle of your hand / wrist.

Handle: 4/4 Hard Maple 12" long x 1 1/4" wide. I turned the first 4.5" down to 3/4 round and slotted approx 3" of the tenon on the bandsaw. The remainder of the handle was shaped with a block plane and the recess or "grip" area at the bottom I shaped with a sanding drum.

The handle was secured with a glued Padauk wedge and the mallet was finished with a couple of coats of Pure Tung Oil.

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Great work. These are fun to make.
 

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That's one heck of a meat tenderizer you got there. :)

Looks great. I really like the contrasts.
 

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Great tool. will come in handy in the shop.
 

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(Chris "I reject your reality and replace it with my own")- as you should!

Oh, and nice mallets too, of course.

greg
 

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Good work. I made a couple out of oak, and I use them all the time. Nothing like useful projects.
 

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Nice job. We can always go out get a commercially available item which, for most of us, is actually cheaper than the time and material that we invest in it to make it ourselves. But then we lose the satisfaction that comes from the actual design and building process. This satisfaction is priceless.

Thanks for the posting. Keep 'em coming.
 

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Too purdy to hit anything with!
 

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Really nice looking mallet.
 

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Great project! Looks good'n'sturdy.
 

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Great job !!
 

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I appreciate you comment… But, what do you mean 7 pieces?

-Chris
 
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