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So I made a mallet

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Project by Benboy posted 05-15-2014 03:24 AM 768 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I bought my home 3 years ago, the first thing I did was cut down a big old pear tree. Then I tore out a ground-hugging cedar in the middle of my yard. There was a nice branch that looked like a handle to me in the pear cuttings. And a piece of the cedar root stock looked to me like a mallet head. So of course I set them aside and forgot about them. I truly have no immediate need of a mallet but I was tired of having that incomplete project on my mental list. So I finally made my mallet. I left some live edge on it and I made some cuts to expose the grain on the side. Plus I kept the bark on in a couple of spots. One end of the head had some bad spots so I superglued them and covered it with a scrap of leather. I love the look of it. Pretty much exactly like I envisioned it when I found the pieces. Now I got to go find something to hit with it.

-- If I can't make it, I probably don't need it.





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freddy1962

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#1 posted 05-15-2014 11:17 AM

That’s my kind of mallet, nice job.

-- JEFF Illinois (Banks of the Mississippi)

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muesli

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#2 posted 05-15-2014 04:22 PM

Reminds me a little bit (in a very positive way!) on family flintstone. I like it very much and I will have a look on my firewood.

Thanks a lot for sharing!

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#3 posted 05-15-2014 08:36 PM

very creative! Will use this idea to make Thor’s Hammer for my boy! nice work.

-- The seeds of doubt need neither sun nor water to flourish, but if they do, cut'em down and make a bench out of 'em.

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Schwieb

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#4 posted 05-17-2014 12:21 AM

I appreciate the saving the wood for a future project idea. I have plenty of those too stashed away in my shop. It takes a round tuit to do that sometimes. Love the mallet!

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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