Natural Edge Mallet

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 01-27-2016 04:48 PM 1369 views 1 time favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a mallet I need for my shop shed in Az. It is made from scraps laying around the shop- one was s piece of curved acacia and the other a tapered mesquite cut off. Our lathe is broken in the shop so John Goodwin ( at Dead Tree Salvage let my use his to turn a few pieces last week.

It has a bit of natural edge because if I got it completely round, it would have been 1 1/2” or less. It finished at 2” with a 10” handle.

It is finished with Danish oil and clear lacquer.


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 01-27-2016 04:52 PM

Nice mallet – sure it will serve you well.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 01-27-2016 04:56 PM

Nice looking piece Jim. Enjoy the great weather here in AZ

-- Ron Campbell

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#3 posted 01-27-2016 05:01 PM

I love to see shop made mallets, I made a bunch a couple years ago and I use them all the time. Great build.

-- "The Cedar King"

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#4 posted 01-27-2016 05:13 PM

Looking good !
Does it bark ? LOL


-- Kiefer

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#5 posted 01-27-2016 05:20 PM

Nice, rustic mallet.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#6 posted 01-27-2016 05:27 PM


What’s wrong with your lathe?

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#7 posted 01-27-2016 07:21 PM

Nicely done Jim.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#8 posted 01-27-2016 08:35 PM

Looks like you have created a great little workhorse there Jim, it’ll certainly get the job done

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#9 posted 01-27-2016 08:45 PM

nice mallet,Jim
have tried knuckles test? sure it’s working?
come to my shop,my lathe is waiting…
cheers, Bambi

-- bambi

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#10 posted 01-27-2016 10:09 PM

Lovely Jim

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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#11 posted 01-27-2016 10:23 PM

I adds to the uniqueness and beauty of it. Happy banging.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#12 posted 01-27-2016 11:03 PM

Top work as usual Jim.

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#13 posted 01-27-2016 11:37 PM

Nice one Jim.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#14 posted 01-27-2016 11:48 PM

Great Mallet Jim. Nice contrast of wood and the natural edge does give it a lovely stand out feature…......mallets are a fun project and always very useful in the shop.

I have been watching the Weather News and amazed at the Snow all over North America. Where I am in Australia we couldn’t imagine what it would be like to be among all that cold….we wouldn’t even have suitable clothing to wear. I think I will have and ice cold drink as it is summer here and my State is Sub Tropical.

Take care on the roads Jim and a safe trip back to Michigan.



-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#15 posted 01-28-2016 01:28 AM

Nice mallet, Jim. I like the way you put the live edge on the top, celebrating it! That John is a great guy! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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