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Project by RS Woodworks posted 1823 days ago 1828 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these two mallets, one for my dad, and one for me.
They are made of curly maple and another wood that my best guess is jatoba. It is very hard and very heavy. The hardest part for me was shaping the handles, I need more practice with the bandsaw. But I think they turned out very well.
Hope you like ‘em. I’m sure my dad and I will make good use of them.

Ryan

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!





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scopemonkey

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#1 posted 1823 days ago

Those are so nice, I’d be afraid to whack anything and risk scratching them.

-- GSY from N. Idaho

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PineInTheAsh

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#2 posted 1823 days ago

I love mallets; love these.
Good job, good pix, good post!

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Christopher

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#3 posted 1823 days ago

These are unique, I haven’t seen a mallet with a head shaped like that before. The wood kind of has a mahogany look to it as well. Well done by the way!

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Karson

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#4 posted 1823 days ago

Great looking mallets. I’m guessing they will go on a shelf and will be held back to let some lesser mallet take the brunt of the work.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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RS Woodworks

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#5 posted 1823 days ago

Thanks guys. As pretty as they turned out, they are intended to be used. I’ll likely whack my AI bubinga handled chisels a bit with mine, and for carcass assembly where needed. I’ll leave it up to my dad if he wants to use his or not.

They do feel quite good and balanced in my hand. And my dad’s hands are about the same size as mine.
He lives in Nakusp BC, and I’m in Edmonton. No chance of them getting mixed up.
We go visit him later this month, so I’ll update you on how he likes it!.

Next I’m gonna make a wood plane or two, probably some smoothers to start with.

Oh, the dimensions of the mallets are:
12” long overall.
head is 6 1/8” x 2 1/2” x 2 5/8” tall.
handle is 7/8” square at the narrowest and 1 3/8” x 1 3/16” at the widest point.

The finish on them is a BLO/Danish oil/ Mineral Spirits mix that seems to work quite well for me.

Ryan

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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blackcherry

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#6 posted 1823 days ago

They came out great and I do believe your right with the Jatoba wood call. The handle are stunning, I’m a big fan of curly maple. Let me know if you would like some plan for the wooden smoother plane. Today I finish the 2nd plane and it worked better than the 1st one. The Hock blade are very impressive WHOOSH CITY…Blackcherry

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cabinetmaster

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#7 posted 1823 days ago

Beautiful mallets. I just have to make me some. Thanks for the post and the measurements.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 1823 days ago

cool mallets

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sIKE

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#9 posted 1823 days ago

I love mallets, yours looks very very nice!

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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hooky

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#10 posted 1822 days ago

love the mallets they turned out wonderfull

im just in the process of rereading an old copy of australian woodsmith magazine where these mallets were featured and was thinking about making one for my dad for this christmas

thanks for showing how well they turned out

Hooky

-- Happiness is a way of travel , not a destination (Roy Goodman)

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SteveE

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#11 posted 1822 days ago

Cool! A left- and right-handed version. I keed, I keed. Nice wood combination.

-- Measure twice, cut once, bang into place

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#12 posted 1583 days ago

WICKEDLY COOL….

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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