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  1. 2012 Mallet Swap Entry for Bertha

    I was very excited to find out about the mallet swap for this Christmas. 22 guys making mallets and then swapping them Chinese Christmas-style was just too good of an idea. Part of me was intimidated, not so much because I didn't have confidence to produce something worthy of a fellow...
  2. Walnut Joiners Mallet

    Last week I needed some shop time but was between bigger projects. I gathered up some leather scraps and walnut cut offs from the scrap bin to make a new mallet. The end of the project snuck up on me fast, I had the spokeshave out shaping the handle when suddenly it felt great and I realized...
  3. Turned mallet

    Besides a little bit of practice turnings, this is my first real turning. Hard maple 2×2'ish square by approx 12" length. Turned on my little mastercraft lathe with the supplied tools. Less than ideal, but…anyways, it should be useful with my chisels. Plus, it was good quality time at the...
  4. Woodturned mallet

    A mallet made from scraps. Red oak, no finish. Turned on 3 axis. And a walnut file handle.
  5. Wooden Mallet

    I started getting inspired by all the home made tools that other LJs out there have posted and made this wood mallet. It was a long over due project as I needed one desperately for my wood handled chisels. It is turned from a laminated blank of red oak and walnut for the head and the handle...
  6. Large Carvers Chisel Mallet

    I turned this large Mallet from a piece of Hard Maple from my firewood pile. It was supposed to be a practice turning piece, but I've since used it a lot and really like the weight and size of it :) The Mallet is: 10" long overall (25.5cm) 5" across the head (12.7cm) The handle is 1 1/2" (3.8cm)...
  7. Mallet made for WoodWorkJosh (Surprise Swap)

    I made this mallet for WoodWorkJosh as part of the Winter 2017 Tool Swap. The woods used were maple and purple heart and the handle is walnut. The maple is from an air dried slab my father had in his garage that was at least 20 years and I was pleasantly surprised with the figure in the grain...
  8. Small wood mallet

    I decided to make a small wood mallet. I have a larger one I made 20 some years ago, but I needed one I could use for wooden planes until I find a piece of brass to make a regular plane hammer. The body is cherry. The handle is ash with white oak highlights. Finish is BLO.
  9. My First Mallet

    I'm in the process of chopping some big mortises in the bottom of my workbench for the legs. I have a wooden mallet that was given to me a couple years ago that I usually use for chisel work. It proved to be too lightweight for this chore though. So I was using my cast iron and rawhide mallet...
  10. Thor's hammer!

    Behold, Mjölnir! A good friend of mine had a belated birthday party over the weekend. And unbeknownst to him but knownst to us, the theme for the party was none other than THOR, his favorite comic book hero when he was a kid. There were Thor paper plates, winged helmet party hats, a golden...
  11. Hickory Mallets

    Finally decided it was time to make my own… Spent yesterday making this pair out of hickory. I will still add a leather face to one face of each mallet and most likely coat them with some tung oil. They are not dead blow, just solid hickory.
  12. Mallet for my Father

    I built this mallet for my Dad for Christmas. The wood is walnut with interior strips of white oak. The finish is shellac, I usually buff it out but I liked this one shiny hehe. There are two voids in the head filled with tightly packed copper I pulled off of old 22 shells, (Of course I set off...
  13. from a "bunk" sticker

    I had not turned a carving mallet before. Not a hard project. Still had a little bit of tear out in the grain but after a few whacks on a chisel I am sure no one will notice. The guy that needed it was happy with it!!! Works for me. He gave me the rest of the wood and a couple bucks for...
  14. Mallet

    Got bored and decided to turn some scrap into a new mallet. The handle is a little skinny, but the wood is pretty dense so it should be fine for light duty??? The handle goes a little over halfway through the head and is fastened with a dowel going through the head and into the handle.
  15. Old cedar mallet

    My first attempt at a mallet. Cedar head, some kind of oak for the handle. The handle goes about halfway into the head and glued. Not too sturdy but hey, it looks cool!!!
  16. Shop Made Traditional Froe and Mallet (Riving axe)

    I made a froe (riving axe) and mallet for myself using wood from a tree that fell in our yard, and an old lawnmower blade. I used my angle grinder to shape the blade, which took a while because a lawnmower blade is not perfectly straight. After much sweat and grinding, I bolted it to a handle...
  17. My Cabinet Maker's Mallet

    This is third one I have made, they are very good experience for learning the techniques of lamination and for shaping wood. I am much more comfortable with things nice and square but this really pushed my woodworking skills. The best moment for me was when I realized that I could put the handle...
  18. Chisel mallet

    Here's a mallet I made for mostly chiseling, to practice with some mortise and tenons. It is constructed out of maple scraps that I received (free) from a local sawmill in middle Tennessee, and some padauk cutoffs I bought on sale from Woodcraft. I tried to hone my hand tool skills and used my...
  19. Repair of epic failure

    I made this hammer several years ago, Pic 1 and using it hard I had an epic failure. Pic 2. Not want to throw it out I cut some threads on a 1 1/4" oak dowel and the corresponding threads tapped into the mallet head. After same shaping and sanding a new mallet was born. I just love the smell...
  20. Saloon Bird Feeder

    I made this saloon-style bird feeder from two 6-foot fence boards that were 5.5" wide. I read that pressure-treated boards might be harmful to our feathered friends, so I used untreated boards. It has three bar stools and wooden bottles on the bar. The top has a hinge so you can open it to...
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