Made a Little Tapper...

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Project by MedicineMan posted 10-24-2014 12:42 AM 1186 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had some small pieces of very old cherry given to me by another woodworker, who was retiring and moving away.
The cherry has a very deep color and seems to be harder than most cherry I usually see in my area, West Tennessee. I also cannot throw away scraps of curly maple, so I thought I would make a small mallet to adjust chisels. Turning only one end and allowing the other to remain, it came out looking sort of natural to me. It’s fun to use and works ok, since I drilled one end and inlaid a Pex brass fitting to make a striking surface. The pex raised the cost to more than 68 cents. Mainly it was fun to make…thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 10-24-2014 02:17 AM

Great idea. I bought a piece of purpleheart today to make a plane adjusting mallet. I may have to go back for some curly maple now too. Thanks for sharing.

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#2 posted 10-24-2014 02:11 PM

Great little mallet. Love the handle and the insert. I’m sure it will be your first choice when reaching for a mallet.

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#3 posted 10-24-2014 03:45 PM

A nice one, but a little pricey for me.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#4 posted 10-29-2014 12:20 PM

Beautiful work, but you really have to learn to keep your costs in check. They’ll break you in the end…:D

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