Joiner's Mallet

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Project by Douglas posted 09-27-2015 03:00 PM 1479 views 4 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a traditional joiner’s mallet , made with a maple head and a hickory shaft. It took an afternoon in to make. I used the bandsaw to rough out the block and handle, and hand tools for the rest. I had to replace me old oak mallet, as it had split. The old one had the handle fixed in place by wedges and glue, and the new one allows the handle to be removed, yet still solidly wedges tight when in use. The new one seems about 50% heavier than the old, and is a little bigger. It’s a big improvement, and was a fun build.

For the most part, I followed tips and steps from Paul Sellers’ excellent videos on the subject…

-- Douglas in Chicago -

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#1 posted 09-27-2015 03:48 PM

Terrific job. That should keep you going for a while.

-- - Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#2 posted 09-27-2015 04:34 PM


Looks like a mean pounding machine!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 09-28-2015 01:42 PM

Douglas, this is a fine tool for your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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