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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 4 Euro Short Chisel Mallet

    4 Euro Short Chisel Mallet Few days ago I saw a very nice short chisel mallet build by our buddy Kiefer/Klaus and he kindly gave me the dimensions to build one. I only changed the handle as I have no lathe so I rounded square handle a bit longer which fits better in my hand. I also "stolen" his...
  4. Father and Son Mallet Set, scrap pine and red oak

    My 2-year-old adores playing in the shop with me, so I conceived this mallet project as something he could help with. Construction is very straight-forward - I saw the technique on LJs, so thanks to whoever that was! The second picture pretty much says it all, though the thicker handle on the...
  5. Assorted Christmas Gifts

    Nearly all Christmas gifts I gave this year were homemade. The box (last picture) I did not make, it is from a craft store - I engraved the lid and my wife did the paint infill. I almost had a hard time giving up the oak mallets - they are so much nicer than the first one I made, which is the...
  6. First project

    I'm setting up my very first shop and noticed that I needed a few basic tools, one of which was a mallet, one tool I felt I could handle with the lack of any major power tools. So I grabbed a piece of 4/4 hard maple and began. It is not beautiful, but it's the first, and that has to be worth...
  7. Abomination Dresser

    UGLY! unfortunately made of second hand particle board for the sides (explaining the paint/paper mache); made of oak and whitewood board for the drawers. everything was pretty much second hand now that i think about it. if you appreciate woodworking you may find this quite distasteful.. ABOMINABLE!
  8. Mallet without a lathe.

    Mallet Made on the CNC. I do not have a lathe and wanted to see if I could make a turning on the CNC without a 4th axis. Its a two step operation where you have to flip the workpiece. All in all not bad - I did not center the walnut very well and the mallet seems too small and lightweight. I...
  9. Amish Baby Thor's Mallet

    Wanting a smaller, lighter, mallet for small chisels I asked myself, "what would Baby Thor have if he were Amish?" So I made this, the handle is walnut, the head is oak. I love it!
  10. Distiller's Mallets

    Made a mallet for a friend that works at a distillery. It's for pounding the bungs into the barrels. (Plus, if you are making something simple, and have enough scraps, why not make two?) Made from tight grain oak scraps and copper wedges. Signature Montana quarter. Head is 2 3/4" x 3" x 4...
  11. Man Shower Mallet

    My Wife's family has a tradition, called the Man Shower. It is the masculine equivalent to a bridal shower. Men, in support of the groom, gather, grill meat, compete in manly games such as target shooting or flint/magnesium fire starting, and most important of all give gifts to the Groom. Now...
  12. Deadblow Mallet

    I got bored in the shop and decided to make a mallet I've been needing for a while. I make a lot of knock down furniture and it seems lame to assemble/disassemble it with a plastic hammer from Sears. So I pulled out some offcuts of Brazilian Cherry and whipped one up. It's really a lamination...
  13. My chisel hammer

    I've been eyeballing those Glen Drake egg shaped chisel hammers for some time now. Knowing that I really didn't have $60.00 to spend on one, I decided to make it myself. It's not perfect, but I'm pretty tickled with it. I started with just a scrap piece of brass i've had around the house for a...
  14. Oak & Maple Mallet w/ Project Video

    This was a fun project. The materials used are oak and maple. Click here for the project video.
  15. Pipe Fitting Mallet

    I have seen a couple of youtube videos describing how to make similar mallets, and here is my attempt at it. The wood is some nice walnut I picked up locally, and it is connected with a 1 inch brass tee I picked up at a box store. The threads were cut in the wood with another fitting that I...
  16. Second shop-made mallet, first shop-made dowel

    Late last night, I realized I was getting tired and didn't want to keep working on my "main" project for fear of making a mistake while half asleep. But I was "in the zone" and didn't want to stop working. I grabbed a handful of maple and red oak scraps and decided to make a new mallet. The...
  17. Shop Mallets and Hangers

    I had some time before class Wednesday so I started a couple of mallets for the small lathes and finished them at home. They don't have a place on the lathe to keep them so I made 2 hangers for the wall behind them.The mallets are maple and the hangers are maple plywood. They are finished with...
  18. Box Elder Claw Hammer

    Made this as a gift for a fellow wood-worker friend who has helped me a lot. It started out as one piece but broke so I strengthened the whole thing with CA glue and then started fabbing it. The head is secured to the handle with a 2" long 1/2" dowel…inch in each piece. Lot of shaping and...
  19. Oak mallet

    I made a table a while back with legs made from white oak. I laminated some 6/4 I had because I couldn't find a source of 12/4, and I made them a bit overlong in case the lamination wasn't perfect (usually its the ends that give me trouble). Well it ended up going pretty well, so I wound up...
  20. Mallets for 2017 Surprise Tool Swap

    My surprise swap items were four different kinds of wooden mallets. Three resemble mallets I had made previously for myself. The fourth was a journey of discovery. My theory on wooden mallets is that they are meant to be used, and all of mine show dings and dents from usage. Better for the...
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