It’s getting cold in this neck of the wood so didn’t what to start a new model so was piddling around and hit on making a new mallet.The first one I made[a years or so back] is great for larger projects but for model work it’s more of a sledgehammer.I built it the same as the new one just used what came to mind and what scraps were near the table.It’s big and the solid oak top is heavy. So had it in mind to build one about 1/3 as big and lighter.Well the lighter cam...
I’ve been wanting a larger mallet for chisel work, but until now didn’t have a large enough piece of hardwood. The head is oak, part of a pallet runner I acquired in the summer. The handle was make from a section of an old, discarded TruValue snow shovel handle; probably ash. I mounted the handle in my lathe and reduced the section that will fit into the 1” hole made in the head. The faces have a 2 degree rake toward the handle. Some subtle work was done on the rest of t...
Making a mallet on the lathe with some laminated oak and cherry. YouTube link. SUBSCRIBE! NEW VIDEOS ON TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS
I finally did it, I built a new shop mallet. I have posted the build video on my YouTube channel. The location of the video is: https://youtu.be/fpBVwX9f9cs Hope you enjoy it. The mallet is built out of walnut and maple.
Hi folks! So, having broken my faithful mallet, I set out to make a new one out of some hardwood stretchers that I reclaimed from a pallet. View on YouTube
Everyone makes a mallet and here is mine complete with a build video. I had a lot of fun making it and even learned a few things. The mallet head is red oak and the handle is cherry wood. I liked this project so much that I’m already making two more. One for a You Tube contest prize and one for my father. Here is the link for the video: https://youtu.be/UdRAvt9KXRo
I wasn’t getting much shop time over the last few weeks due to my Dad’s health and issues. He’s somewhat better and holding his own thankfully, so I’ve had some time this week to get back here and work on a few little projects. I’ve been wanting to install the Wynn filter I bought for the DC and make a cyclone of sorts, so that’s just what I did. I had a 15g fiber drum hanging around and some Dustrite fittings I purchased for this, so that’s what...
The background… Keeping the big project in mind, I realized I’d need to do some assembly work on sawhorses—yes, my bench, big as it is, isn’t big enough. The plastic Stanley horses my wife got me a few years back are just done. The little braces that keep the legs open have way to many delicate hooks and have all snapped off. I used them as long as possible, but they just suck—I think my wife was more upset when we discovered this than I was! I’ve been meaning to build my own sawhorses ...
A New Mallet To get back in the game, so to speak, I decided on a project that would be easy and fun, plus something I knew how to construct already and—and had the supplies on hand. That was a tall order, but a mallet fits the bill perfectly. I had an extra 3/4” x 3 1/2” Maple plank laying about in the overhead bins and decided why not put it to good use? I had originally purchased it for some project that was never started—I don’t even remember how long ago I bought the wood, but it’s...
I’m baaaaaack! (Sort of) It’s been over a year now since my last post—it’s amazing how much time 3 kids can eat up. My youngest son was born in January of 2014 and pretty much all of last year was devoted to helping care for the infant while making sure the older two (now 6 and 4) didn’t (a) kill each other or (b) burn the house down while attempting (a). The workshop was closed up for the winter last year around this time and I have shamefully relegated the workbench to a storage re...
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