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Wooden Stake Maul

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Project by mtalley posted 08-20-2014 11:00 AM 1449 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a good number of wooden stakes to drive into the ground – garden project, long story. In the early stages of planning, I realized that I didn’t have a proper maul and did nor relish driving any of them with a claw hammer. Hummm….

To remedy that tool deficit, I finished turning one from a piece of oak firewood after work the other day – instead of mowing the yard… The steel bands are cut from a 5” iron pipe and they are held on by 15 or so long brass nails. It seemed like a good use of my time and was a nice end to a very stressful day.

-- Matt at: www.drivenoutside.com/blog





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Oldtool

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#1 posted 08-20-2014 11:38 AM

Nice, and you’ve created a useful tool during a relaxing time in the shop. That’s what woodworking is all about.

-- "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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handsawgeek

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#2 posted 08-20-2014 01:43 PM

That’s one serious ‘hammer’ ! Looks perfect for also doing percussive maintenance on computers.

Nice work!. Thanks for posting.

-- Ed

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Derek Oliver

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#3 posted 08-20-2014 02:42 PM

Great job. How did you connect the handle?

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mtalley

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#4 posted 08-20-2014 04:36 PM

I drilled a 1-1/4” hole through it and then used a tapered reamer to get the shape right. I made the reamer out of another handle section and 4 hacksaw blades – placed at 12, 3, 6, & 9. They were inset into pull saw kerfs and held in/on with wire on each end of the blade, run through the original mounting holes. It was slow , but it worked. would cut and grind one out of angle iron if I had to do any more of these.

-- Matt at: www.drivenoutside.com/blog

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mtalley

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#5 posted 08-20-2014 04:40 PM

Handsawgeek: I thought about it. me, a fax machine, an open field… the end of TPS reports…

-- Matt at: www.drivenoutside.com/blog

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#6 posted 08-20-2014 06:20 PM

Nice work. I see a lot of watermelons in your future.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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mcoyfrog

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#7 posted 08-20-2014 06:42 PM

Kewl project

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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SCOTSMAN

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#8 posted 08-20-2014 08:34 PM

There are days when I feel like I have been whalloped on the head with just such a skull-tickler LOL seriously it looks like a great job well done Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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kajunkraft

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#9 posted 08-21-2014 02:20 AM

Wonder if everyone gets the watermelon comment?

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handsawgeek

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#10 posted 08-21-2014 01:29 PM

“Laaadieeees and Gentlemen…...
Master Tool Corporation…
A subsidiary of Fly By Night Industries..
Has asked..Who?....Me!!...to show you this revolutionary new kitchen device.
And dont’cha wanna know how it works?
It’s not a slicer…it’s not a dicer..it’s not a chopper in a hopper..
What in the h*ll can it possibly be?”..............

-- Ed

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mcoyfrog

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#11 posted 08-21-2014 07:07 PM

Hee hee handsawgeek you crack me up

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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TysonK

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#12 posted 08-22-2014 10:47 PM

mow the lawn < turn a massive hammer

awesome!

-- -- Tyson

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