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Project by ryno101 posted 2069 days ago 1051 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yup, it’s a mallet.

It’s been forever since I’ve done anything other than work on the house… had to make something, right?

An exercise in hand plane use, really.

Turned from a piece of 2×2 mahogany, 12 degree angle on the face, and planed a bit of an angle into the sides to match. Inlaid a piece of maple cross-grained to the mahogany (which was doing a lot of splitting along the grain, figured it would be a good way to keep the end together!) with the handle going through the head with a wedged tenon.

Finished with three coats of shellac thinned 50/50.

-- Ryno





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PurpLev

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#1 posted 2069 days ago

nice one… I really should make one of those one day… when I have the wood, and the time ;)

how does it hold up to hard-work? just saying cause the handle seems a bit delicate for such a tool – but it could be the camera angle…

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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ryno101

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#2 posted 2069 days ago

Thanks PurpLev! I haven’t used it for anything major yet… but it’s pretty solid. The thinnest point of the handle is where it passes through the head, and that’s a 9/16” diameter hole. It does look pretty dainty in the pictures though, doesn’t it?

I can’t help with the time, but I’ve got some extra 2×2 mahogany that you’re welcome to… You’re local, right?

-- Ryno

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PurpLev

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#3 posted 2069 days ago

yup, local.

I’ll keep that 2×2 in mind when I find some time – thanx!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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trifern

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#4 posted 2068 days ago

Nice looking tool of persuasion. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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