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Hand Tool Journey #20: New Mallet No. 2

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Spent the night in with the family last night. Which was fine because I wanted to let the glue set a bit longer before doing anything that might stress the joints.

So no progress made last night but got started early this morning.

Took the head out of the clamps and cleaned up and flattened the top and bottom. Then using the string trick I figured out the angle for the faces to be cut at.

Scored some nice deep lines for the cuts and got to cuttin’

Then turned my attention to the handle. Got out the weapons of choice and decided to try out the saw bench as a shaping bench. I have to say it works beautifully in the role. The hold fast keeps it steady but you can still scoot it side to side if needed and the V in the front allows for full access to all sides of it while working. Pretty snazzy. Again.. should have made one of these benches a long time ago lol.

Well, I have a bit left to go on the handle but it’s starting to get there. More to come soon.

-- Eric - http://theidiotgaloot.com



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chrisstef

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#1 posted 260 days ago

That’s gonna be sweeetttt!!! I like the walnut inlay move.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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Don W

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#2 posted 260 days ago

i like where this is going!!

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - http://timetestedtools.wordpress.com (timetestedtools at hotmail dot c0m)

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Airframer

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#3 posted 260 days ago

Thanks guys.

Don, it seems to be going in a bit of a medieval direction lol. I think I’ll have fun with that. Stay tuned!

-- Eric - http://theidiotgaloot.com

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