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Urg Mallet Mark II

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Project by Dave Rutan posted 05-23-2014 08:54 PM 744 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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[Legebla ankaĆ­ en Esperanto]

I’ve wanted to make a simple mallet with a longer handle for some time. Today I just went ahead and did it. The wood is from a small tree I took down a few years ago. It may have been pear, but in any case the wood is extremely hard. I squared down the handle with a hold down jig and carefully cut the head with my TS sled. A drill press and a 1 inch Forstner bit made the eye for the handle. Rounding the handle was the toughest part. Like I said, the wood is HARD. I split the tenon on the handle to accept a wedge and glued the whole thing together. Finished it with the usual linseed oil.

Error: If I had noticed, putting the head on upside down from how I did would have given me faces that aimed ever so slightly downwards.

-- - Ni faru ion el ligno!





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Oldtool

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#1 posted 05-23-2014 09:29 PM

Nice mallet.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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CFrye

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#2 posted 05-24-2014 04:21 AM

Looks good, Dave. A little sanding on the ends (OK, a lot of sanding) and it will have the angle you want.
Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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Charlie75

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#3 posted 05-24-2014 09:19 AM

Nicely done, Dave.

-- Charlie75, Alto

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Dave Rutan

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#4 posted 05-24-2014 01:39 PM

CFrye, I think I can fix the head using my TS sled and some care. I’m just a wee bit annoyed I didn’t notice before the glue set.

(kinda wondering why no one asked about ‘Urg’)

-- - Ni faru ion el ligno!

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CFrye

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#5 posted 05-24-2014 05:43 PM

OK I’ll ask. Urg?

-- God bless, Candy

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Dave Rutan

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#6 posted 05-24-2014 07:00 PM

Given the primativeness of the mallet’s construction, I named it after a caveman who I call Urg. I had to cut the handle square, but the head still retains some of the underbark from when it was a tree. It’s definitely not as refined as the Thor’s Hamer style like the one Steve Ramsey made a few years ago, and like the pair I made as gifts.

-- - Ni faru ion el ligno!

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