I ave seen many great mallets on LJ's for awhile now, and this weekend I made my daughters toddler bed. During that process I did a lot of chisel work and all I had was a deadblow hammer. Tis worked ok, but I figured if I had to cut more than what I did, I we be at it all week!
I decided I wanted to build one for this purpose. I have searched, like others have, for plans and the like, but have come up with nothing.
Can anyone tell me where I can find some, what wood to use, and basic dimentions?
I have a story on a simple carvers mallet. I made a bunch of them in different sizes and styles, gasve some away but keep several around the shop because one was hardly ever close at hand when I need one!
see this tutorial: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/53822
I think this is the easiest way to make a great, solid mallet. Basically the style recommended by Antonio (Lew's first link), but with a laminated head with the slanted mortise let in.
I just saw this post. If you want to make a round mallet, I have made a lot of them and I like the last ones I made with a 2 1/8 dia. head 6" long and a handle sticking 9" out of the head. I turn hand handle to fit my hand usually about 1 3/8" in the center of the grip. Here is one project: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/277762
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