Mallet and handle

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Project by Alan posted 2004 days ago 1817 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 2004 days ago

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 2004 days ago

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

-- R

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#3 posted 2004 days ago

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 2004 days ago

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 2003 days ago

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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