First wooden mallets

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Project by ColoradoMtn posted 01-02-2016 03:46 PM 1198 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

To start off I’d like to thank all of those of you who contributed pictures & tutorials of wooden mallets. They have been a great source of inspiration & direction.

For several years I’ve wanted to make some wooden mallets & I need several for leatherwork for the Boy Scouts.

These three mallets were my first attempt & include;
1 Mahogany handle with mahogany & poplar head
2 Alder head with mahogany handle
3 An old Christmas tree head with mahogany handle

I had to shim the alder & Christmas tree mallets as my chisel job of the head wasn’t very clean.

Used a rasp & sandpaper to clean up & shape the handles. Finished them each with boiled linseed oil.

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#1 posted 01-02-2016 04:58 PM

I like the Christmas tree mallet. I save all my Christmas trees and have done some cool things with them.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#2 posted 01-03-2016 03:07 AM

Good beginning and you learned something in the process, nice work.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#3 posted 01-03-2016 06:12 AM

very cool, good use of older materials using the christmas tree part… well done.

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

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#4 posted 01-08-2016 06:33 AM

Thanks folks, your comments are appreciated. I’m working on some more mallets and trying to improve & learn.

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