Maple/Walnut Mallet

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Project by jaykaypur posted 08-25-2015 12:54 AM 1958 views 11 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made out of walnut and tiger maple scraps. Measures 12” long and mallet head measures 4” x 2” x 2 1/4”. The mallet head ends are covered in leather. The diamonds are some scrap veneer that I had and they were an afterthought….glad they were. All in all, it turned out well. It feels good in the hand and strikes solidly. I finished the whole thing in Howards wax and buffed it to a nice lustre. As always, thanks for the looks and comments.

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#1 posted 08-25-2015 01:00 AM

Sweet looking mallet! Love the tiger maple!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 08-25-2015 01:05 AM

This mallet really bangs. Nice work. Cool shape on the handle.

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

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#3 posted 08-25-2015 01:31 AM

Very nice, to nice to use!

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#4 posted 08-25-2015 01:35 AM


-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 08-25-2015 02:08 AM

Very classy looking mallet and the diamonds make it even more so .
Nice thick leather on the faces and it should pack a good punch .
I like it !


-- Kiefer

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#6 posted 08-25-2015 02:26 AM

Beautifully done mallet, the walnut and tiger maple works well together. Thanks for sharing.

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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#7 posted 08-25-2015 02:49 AM

Agree- very complimentary woods.

Nice job.

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#8 posted 08-25-2015 03:39 AM

Very, very nice, and quite eye catching! Also, cool how you dyed the leather faces to blend with the walnut. I had to look more than once to really see the leather.i

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#9 posted 08-25-2015 04:23 AM

That’s the most beautiful mallet I’ve ever seen. How does she strike?

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#10 posted 08-25-2015 05:11 AM

Beautiful Mallet. The Diamond sets it off nicely. Good choice of wood combination and the leather ends are a great idea.


-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#11 posted 08-25-2015 08:23 AM

Very cool build. Bet it can really smash a finger

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#12 posted 08-25-2015 10:52 AM

very nice. the inlay looks terrific.

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#13 posted 08-25-2015 01:40 PM

Very snazzy

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#14 posted 08-25-2015 01:56 PM

That thing is so pretty I would hate to use it to hit anything. Nice work!

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#15 posted 08-25-2015 04:36 PM

looks great, compared to mine….

-- JFS.brand (woodworker) Northville, MI

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