Brazilian Cherry & Hickory Carvers Mallet

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Project by Buckeyes85 posted 03-17-2015 01:50 AM 1833 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Turned this mallet based on article in FWW #237 by Michael Cullen. 22 glue ups from scraps of B cherry flooring and leftover hickory. weighs 15.6oz. I modified the measurements somewhat (smaller) to get some weight out…it was 20oz at one point. Was really trying to land on 16oz but this is close enough. Finised with several coats of Tried & True Varnish oil. sanded to 600 wth abranet.

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#1 posted 03-17-2015 01:54 AM

Looks great.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#2 posted 03-17-2015 04:28 AM

Beautiful! I love to do built up wood blanks for wood turning. Takes a bit more effort but always makes for an interesting/unusual final result.

-- Lee

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#3 posted 03-17-2015 04:38 AM

I really like that Mallet, just so happens there is a bin full of Jatoba flooring scraps and a 4/4 Hickory plank out in the shop that as soon as the Lathe is put back together a replica may appear!!!!!!!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#4 posted 03-17-2015 06:55 AM

Damn, that will be a strong mallet with so many layers laminated. I like the square look.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#5 posted 03-17-2015 07:50 AM

What a great looking Mallet. Very Nice.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 03-17-2015 09:54 AM

Very nice work there…..

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#7 posted 03-18-2015 11:44 PM

Thanks all for the kind words. as info, the hickory part of this started 1.75” square (after glue ups). finished dimensions as shown in the article except as noted: top diameter = 3 1/8; bottom of head diameter = 2 5/8; length of the head is 3 5/8. The original specs with this wood was going to be over 19.5oz. i just kept trimming a bit off and re-weighing it until i got it close.

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#8 posted 03-19-2015 05:05 PM

Good looking mallet.

-- Rick M,

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