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Blog entry by Stevinmarin posted 06-16-2012 02:11 PM 3692 reads 17 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A sturdy woodworking mallet that is really easy to make.



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jpw317

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#1 posted 06-16-2012 02:23 PM

Nice mallet. I like the simplicity of the design and the ease of assembly. Would that I were as talented as thee. Personally, however, I prefer making shop mallets on the lathe as I can make them from one piece of wood—a nice big, fat, round head with an integral, round handle.

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#2 posted 06-16-2012 03:12 PM

Very good, Steve!

Thank you for showing us how to make this very nice Mallet!
I will have to try that… I think I have a bunch of those lead weights floating around here somewhere (excuse me… ”sinking”). LOL

Have a nice Father’s Day & extra Week OFF!

Have lots of FUN!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#3 posted 06-16-2012 03:13 PM

Gr8 way to make a dead blow mallet. Very good Steve.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#4 posted 06-16-2012 03:50 PM

Cool little hammer, the project brought me back to the 1980’s when I worked for G Le blanc Corp, we use to
make cow hide hammers for our in-house manufacturing of clarinets.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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rdjack21

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#5 posted 06-16-2012 05:33 PM

Love it! I’m going to have to make one of those! Love the idea of adding heft to the mallet with lead weights.

-- --- Richard Jackson

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#6 posted 06-16-2012 06:07 PM

This is a nice tutorial. I think I’ll make one soon. Your tenoning jig is simple and seems to work pretty well, so it may prove handy to make one as well. Thanks for posting this.

-- Allen, Colorado

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#7 posted 06-16-2012 08:02 PM

Nice video as usual, Steve ;’-) I really like the tenoning jig idea. Very timely too. I have been thinking about making a mallet to drive stakes in case of a vampire attack ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Craftsman on the lake

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#8 posted 06-16-2012 09:01 PM

Love your how to vids Steve. Thanks for sharing.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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SPalm

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#9 posted 06-16-2012 09:06 PM

Very nice Steve.
I have made a few of those mallets and love ‘em.
You showed some nice techniques.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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TechRedneck

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#10 posted 06-16-2012 09:22 PM

Steve

I was looking at a dead blow mallet in a Borg the other week. Now you showed me how to make one myself that is even better.

-- Mike.... West Virginia. "Man is a tool using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.". T Carlyle

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Joe Lyddon

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#11 posted 06-16-2012 09:32 PM

Steve,

YES!

That High Tech Tenoning Jig showed a way to really SAVE MONEY! LOL
... that was super COOL!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Beginningwoodworker

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#12 posted 06-17-2012 01:26 AM

Steve, thats a nice mallet.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#13 posted 06-17-2012 03:18 AM

G8t mallet, thanks for the video. Maybe, I should consider something other than a 2×4

-- Norman

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#14 posted 06-17-2012 08:40 AM

i want to make a really big one for my big assed projects

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A Slice of Wood Workshop

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#15 posted 06-17-2012 01:34 PM

Great video. Everyone has expensive tenon jig, and you’ve shown us the for $2 you can get the same results.

-- Tim- http://www.asliceofwoodworkshop.com; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-http://www.facebook.com/asliceofwood

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