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Project by ChickenChaser posted 11-14-2015 06:52 AM 1022 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Just a couple of mallets I made from firewood. Their not pretty, but they work well. Kinda hard to mess them up actually. The turned mallets come together really fast, and I do like having the heavy and light carving mallets. The big one can get a little tiring after awhile. The jointers mallet is probably my favorite. It took a long time to saw through that chunk for the head. Took equally as long to chop the mortise. I should have drilled and paired. But it was still fun to make and gets a lot of use.





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tyvekboy

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#1 posted 11-14-2015 02:22 PM

Nice set of mallets.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 11-14-2015 02:51 PM

This is a great collection of shop mage mallets. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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woodchuckerNJ

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#3 posted 11-14-2015 03:56 PM

Does not look like walnut to me. Which is good because walnut’s a little soft for a good mallet IMHO.
The coloring is not walnut either. Maybe closer to butternut, but the grain is off a bit from either.
The jointers mallet should have a little rake to the faces so it naturally is flat when you hit a chisel.
You can add that at this point w/o a problem.

Looks better than your workbench.

-- Jeff NJ

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ChickenChaser

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#4 posted 11-14-2015 04:54 PM



Does not look like walnut to me. Which is good because walnut s a little soft for a good mallet IMHO.
The coloring is not walnut either. Maybe closer to butternut, but the grain is off a bit from either.
The jointers mallet should have a little rake to the faces so it naturally is flat when you hit a chisel.
You can add that at this point w/o a problem.

Looks better than your workbench.

- woodchuckerNJ


To be honest, I’m not exactly sure it’s walnut. I responded to a post on craigslist for free fire wood and a dump truck came and dropped it off. I’m assuming it’s walnut because I thought it looked a bit like it. plus there were a couple of walnuts in the pile of wood that got dropped off. My camera is putting kinda a yellow hew on everything. They aren’t really hard, but I’m wanting something that isn’t going to mess up my chisel handles when I hit them. I know the jointers mallet should have about 7 degrees to it, I think mine is only about 2 degees, and it may just be that I’m awkward or something, but it works really well for me. Do appreciate the advice though.

Your right, the work bench isn’t anything to drool over, but it get’s the job done. kinda. I posted it in a project here
I am aware that my projects are really novice looking, I’m just the guy that makes other people feel better about their projects. We all got to start somewhere and I’m quite happy with my progress.

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TiggerWood

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#5 posted 11-14-2015 05:28 PM


Your right, the work bench isn t anything to drool over, but it get s the job done. kinda. I posted it in a project here
I am aware that my projects are really novice looking, I m just the guy that makes other people feel better about their projects. We all got to start somewhere and I m quite happy with my progress.

- ChickenChaser

I don’t know what you’re talking about. The bench looks nice and very ideal for a woodworker. Your other projects are very nice as well.

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ChickenChaser

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#6 posted 11-14-2015 05:56 PM

- ChickenChaser

I don t know what you re talking about. The bench looks nice and very ideal for a woodworker. Your other projects are very nice as well.

- TiggerWood

Thanks for the kind words.

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ralbuck

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#7 posted 11-14-2015 06:20 PM

AS long as the project suits the person in the mirror—- who made it! DO NOT CARE what anyone else likes or does not like! Have fun—make things that you like!

I think they are fine pieces and will do a lot of small & big adjustments.

My most used shop hammers are just branches—cut sort-of flat, and handles put in! When they get too beat up—they will become firewood and I will make more!

-- just rjR

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tomd

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#8 posted 11-15-2015 02:57 AM

Very nice mallets, does not look like walnut to me either but does that matter with a mallet it’s a work tool.

-- Tom D

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Levex

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#9 posted 11-16-2015 06:26 AM

You’ve turned firewood into some fine looking tools. I made a similar looking mallet a while ago and know what you mean about the mortise being a fair bit of work. Good job CC.

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ChickenChaser

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#10 posted 11-16-2015 03:55 PM



You ve turned firewood into some fine looking tools. I made a similar looking mallet a while ago and know what you mean about the mortise being a fair bit of work. Good job CC.

- Levex


The Jointers mallet on the left. I just chopped through that 4 inch head with a chisel to make the hole for the handle.

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