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Roy Underhill style Maul / Mallet - Black Walnut #3: cleaning it up

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Blog entry by jordanp posted 176 days ago 1006 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Short entry here. I scraped the majority of the bark off with a draw knife and let it continue to dry some more.

Now I’ve moved on to the spoke shave and smoothed it all out..

I also used my belt sander to smooth the edges around the top and bottom of the head of the maul..
I also gave the end grain a second coat of paint to further prevent checking.

Next up wrapping the handle with leather!

-- J. Palmer Woodworks - Rockwall TX -I woke up this morning thinking “man, I really hope someone posted some soul scarring sh*t on LJs today.” -- - Billy



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Rick M.

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#1 posted 176 days ago

There is a name for this type of mallet, for driving froes, but I can’t think of it.

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

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#2 posted 176 days ago

Roy Underhill referred to it as a Maul and Glut.. The glut being a dogwood wedge.

-- J. Palmer Woodworks - Rockwall TX -I woke up this morning thinking “man, I really hope someone posted some soul scarring sh*t on LJs today.” -- - Billy

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#3 posted 176 days ago

Glut was the word I thinking of but you’re right, it’s a wedge not a maul.

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

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#4 posted 176 days ago

Im looking forward to the finished mallet.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#5 posted 175 days ago

Nice hand made maul…what’s the wood?

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#6 posted 175 days ago

^ Black Walnut

-- J. Palmer Woodworks - Rockwall TX -I woke up this morning thinking “man, I really hope someone posted some soul scarring sh*t on LJs today.” -- - Billy

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#7 posted 175 days ago

Now that’s a beater.

Planning on splitting logs?

-- - Terry

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#8 posted 175 days ago

I’ve been using it to split logs hehe.

Hit the log with my axe to form a crack, set a few wooden wedges and then go to town with this guy.

-- J. Palmer Woodworks - Rockwall TX -I woke up this morning thinking “man, I really hope someone posted some soul scarring sh*t on LJs today.” -- - Billy

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