small aluminum head mallet

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Project by Todd Swartwood posted 01-30-2015 09:05 PM 1190 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was fun to make but I’m not sure how much use I will get out of it. You can get an idea of the size from the second picture where I have it in my left hand. I thought it might be nice for small chiseling tasks. I drilled the Aluminum on the lathe, and then cut the handle tenon to fit to a very tight fit. I can always wedge the head if the need arises. After the tenon was cut I drove the aluminum head on to the handle. I then turned the the rest of the handle to fit my hand.

It is amazing what can be made from material from the scrap yard. I love wondering around scrap yards before it gets to hot in the summer. I always come home with plenty of great deals.

Thanks for looking and commenting, Have a great and blessed evening, Todd

-- Todd Swartwood (Todd Swart-Woodworks)

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#1 posted 01-30-2015 11:13 PM

Well it LOOKS pretty neat. I wonder if it will slip off a chisel when you strike it, being as the metal is so slick

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#2 posted 01-31-2015 12:39 AM

I thought of that Joe, but I do not think so. I figure with the size of this mallet it is more for finesse than
for harder strikes for removing a lot of material.

I have been enjoying working with the lathe, and I love the new sizing gauge I made.

Have a great evening Joe, Todd

-- Todd Swartwood (Todd Swart-Woodworks)

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#3 posted 02-11-2015 02:48 PM

Really nice, love the recycle part also.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#4 posted 02-11-2015 08:40 PM

Thanks Mads,
I appreciate your thoughts, have a great evening, Todd

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