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Laminating a Joiners Mallet

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Project by Marcello Bianchi posted 11-12-2015 08:23 AM 995 views 2 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been meaning to make a copy of this mallet for a friend for ages It’s about 35 years old and was made by laminating 4 pieces of Ash together fitted round the Sliding dovetail handle.

I’m going to make it out of American white Oak with a Pine handle.

Part Required. Aprox

2 Pieces of hardwood 300×120x35 outer
1 Piece hardwood 300×120x38 inner
1 piece softwood for the Handle
Glue I used expanding Gorilla glue but the original mallet was glued up with waterproof PVA

Bandsaw or Jigsaw The head and handle if using Jigsaw I suggest shaping parts before glue up.

Cut the handle to shape and plane the dovetail down to size.

Cut the inner piece in half
ensure handle and laminates are the same thickness

Wrap the top of the handle with cellophane tape to stop the glue sticking to it then glue up and clamp making sure that the inner laminates are tight to the handle Wrap the top of the handle with cellophane tape to stop the glue sticking to it then glue up and clamp making sure that the inner laminates are tight to the handle

Please checkout my video on how to laminate a wooden mallet,

-- marcello,UK,http//youtube.com/user/mrcheltune





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