Leaded rosewood mallet

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Project by bushmaster posted 01-29-2015 02:52 AM 9505 views 22 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was inspired by a very nice mallet posted on Lumberjocks recently. In the end it I deviated from the design but am happy with what I came up with. To try something different I decided to use abit of lead in the head, Just bored a hole in the handle part that would be glued in the head. Melted the lead and poured it full, sanded flat and then assembled with epoxy glue. I do not know if doing this has any advantage but thought it was worth a try.The handle was sanded and sculpted to fit may hand for both sides as an added interest before the it was attached to the head. The size of the mallet was determined by the scrape pieces I had, nothing scientific.
This is the first wood mallet I have had and am very happy with it. I don’t know why I had to wait 68 years, guess Santa didn’t read my wish list. I think I will make smaller wife one as a partner for this one.
Thanks for looking and comment are appreciated

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#1 posted 01-29-2015 03:45 AM

Cool design and execution, Brian. I like the way you put the finger profiles in the handle. Did you do that with a rasp?

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#2 posted 01-29-2015 03:48 AM

That is a beautiful mallet and the handle design was one of the options when I made this mallet which is the original .
The one you are refering to is made by Double DD he made his and I also made the LITTLE TAPPER for him which I posted last summer called the Friendship mallet .
Nice to see you getting creative and I love the design especialy the grip .
This one you can be proud of and call your own and enjoy .


-- Kiefer

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#3 posted 01-29-2015 03:51 AM

Nice mallet. You could have made it a dead blow mallet if you just put lead shot in the head and left some space for it to move around.

I like the way yours turned out. I’m going to have to make me one some day.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#4 posted 01-29-2015 04:01 AM

Brian, you made yourself one beautiful mallet. The sculpted handle is great. I would think it has a good feel and grip. As I was finishing up another mallet, I had thought of this type of handle. Oh well next time. Kiefer has me on a mallet kick and it is very relaxing.
Interested on what the weight is with the lead and the length of it.

Dave —DoubleDD

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 01-29-2015 05:02 AM

Oooh, Aaaah. I like.

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#6 posted 01-29-2015 12:59 PM

that’s a great looking mallet – i like the sculpting for the hand. almost too nice to use for whacking pieces together. well done…

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#7 posted 01-29-2015 02:37 PM

That is a very classy mallet. Love the sculpting on the handle.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#8 posted 01-29-2015 04:08 PM

Spectacular. I dig it.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#9 posted 01-29-2015 04:14 PM

Amazing design! Really well done.

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#10 posted 01-29-2015 05:33 PM

That is really cool. Great job

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#11 posted 01-29-2015 06:02 PM

NOW you also become the “MALLET-MASTER”!

Fantastic work!

Just one MAJOR PROBLEM;; too pretty to use.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#12 posted 01-29-2015 06:06 PM

Man, that is well done.

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#13 posted 01-29-2015 06:51 PM

Nice mallet. I like the grip. Well done :)

-- Marty, Ohio

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#14 posted 01-29-2015 06:59 PM

So nice, very elegant mallet I love it

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

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#15 posted 01-29-2015 09:40 PM

Very nice! and just in time, I was just getting ready to start making a mallet and this looks great

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