Mallet and handle

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Project by Alan posted 02-24-2009 07:45 AM 2235 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw some great mallets on lumberjock by Taxasgaloot, VTWoody, Buckskin and others and decided to give one a try, I also had a file from my dad that needed a handle. I had some small 1×1 oak that I got when a local restraunt was being updated. The mallet is held together with a wedge, dowels and glue it also has some lead in the head. The lead I got from old wheel weights at the tire shop. Thanks everyone for the great ideas.

-- Alan, Prince George

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Popeye Jr.

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#1 posted 02-24-2009 09:21 AM

great looking mallet alan, that will come in handy. nice work
Cheers Wade

-- People who say it cannot be done should not interup those who are doing it

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#2 posted 02-24-2009 01:47 PM

That is a great looking mallet.
Reminds me I need a new one.

-- R

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#3 posted 02-24-2009 06:05 PM

going to make one myself soon…why the lead in the head?? Wood not heavy enough by itself? Just wondering… some scrap hardwood to play with…(wouldn’t want to burn it!!!)

-- George..." I love the smell of a workshop in the morning!"

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John Stegall

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#4 posted 02-24-2009 06:45 PM

Prez, I use lead in the head when I made a “dead blow” mallet. Not sure why Alan did, but I also added a leather face to mine.

Alan, they look very good. I like the shape of the mallet. Did you use a lathe on the file handle?

-- jstegall

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#5 posted 02-24-2009 10:04 PM

Thanks. I added lead for a little extra weight. No lathe (it’s on the very long wish list).

-- Alan, Prince George

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