Mallet from scrap pieces

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Project by ColoradoMtn posted 01-11-2016 04:46 AM 604 views 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Here is another mallet project, this one made from 2 scrap pieces; Oak head with thermal treated ash handle.

My goal was to add another mallet to my tools from “salvaged” materials. The oak piece was from a pallet used to hold 500 pound metal coil. The handle was actually turned on a lathe, but had a crack & was repaired with glue.

This tool is only 2 pieces.

I used a chop saw, chisel, mallet, screw gun, rasp & sandpaper to cut out the head.
I also used a chisel & rasp to shape the handle so it would fit in the head.

Because I did such a poor job on cutting out the mallet, I covered the head/handle transition with a piece of leather and labeled it with the wood species.

Twine lace added a different look to hang it up.

After I burned in the Japanese Kanji for “to make something new” I finished it with boiled linseed oil.

The color contrast is stark and quite different from my other mallets.

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#1 posted 01-13-2016 02:31 AM

I’ve got some oak at work from a pallet, thanks for the inspiration

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