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Project by doubleDD posted 02-10-2015 03:31 PM 1964 views 3 times favorited 40 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed to make a mallet that was in between my large and small size ones. I have Hickory left over from my table project so I started to build a nice looking working mallet. I like this 3 piece handle design so I used it again. It has a nice feel to it and gives me a good feeling inside using it. This one was a bit harder to steam bend for me since it has two curves in it, but worked out OK. I used Hickory and Brazilian Rosewood for the head and Hickory and Padauk for the handle to give it a nice appearance.
I made the center portion of the handle somewhat wavy and added a few copper rivets . A 1952 and 2015 penny in the head for good luck.
Weighs in at 1lb- 4oz. with a nice balanced feel to it. The length is 13 inch and the final finish hasn’t been determined yet. Only a coat of BLO for now. Thanks for looking.
I need to make a dead blow mallet to complete my set.

Dave

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





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johnstoneb

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#1 posted 02-10-2015 04:10 PM

Nice mallet. Really like the handle design and wood choices throughout. 20oz is just about pefect for a mallet.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#2 posted 02-10-2015 04:16 PM

Beautiful malet. Don,t hit with it.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#3 posted 02-10-2015 04:35 PM

Dave, this is one of the most unique designs I have seen on LJ’s. I really like everything about you mallet especially the flared hickory extensions of the handle. I can see how this design distributes the stress from a blow better than a single shafted handle.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#4 posted 02-10-2015 04:52 PM

Wow! What a sweet looking mallet Dave. Strikingly beautiful too!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#5 posted 02-10-2015 05:09 PM

Very beautiful mallet.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 02-10-2015 05:09 PM

Very nice design. I would just worry about damaging those hickory handle pieces.

-- If you are going to make it, make it last.

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#7 posted 02-10-2015 05:13 PM

Absolutely beautiful work. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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#8 posted 02-10-2015 05:40 PM

Nice mallet.

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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#9 posted 02-10-2015 05:44 PM

Bruce, I think you may be right. 20oz seems to be a nice feel.

Dutchy thanks. That’s what it’s for to hit things. ha ha

Hi Lee thanks. I believe the split handle design sure does cut back on vibration.

Thanks Tony, That is what I wanted to accomplish. A good mallet that looks cool, since I have to work with it.

Thanks Mike.

RMorris, thanks. I think the hickory sides will hold up nicely as long as I don’t use them for whacking.LOL

hoss, thanks

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

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#10 posted 02-10-2015 06:00 PM

Pretty snazzy mallet there Dave

1952? Hey, me too!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#11 posted 02-10-2015 06:32 PM

Excellent mallet! The handle is beautiful, I like this style.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 02-10-2015 06:47 PM

Amazing work Dave !......It’s a true beauty !......Well done !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#13 posted 02-10-2015 06:51 PM

WOW what cool design I really dig it

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

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#14 posted 02-10-2015 08:54 PM

Dave, I think you are missing the obvious here.
I think a quick trip to Hollywood to see the Marvel Comics people is in order. You might be able to sell this mallet to them for the next THOR movie. They would pay ALOT of $$$ for something this nice.

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#15 posted 02-10-2015 09:43 PM

A truly beautiful tool for yourself. To be in your shop and use something that you made, to make something else, is beyond satisfying as a craftsman. This mallet is truly one of a kind and anyone who sees it will know that it is not something that can be bought at a store. Very nice work.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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