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Mallets for my Kids

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Project by James Wright posted 02-25-2016 06:23 PM 550 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been wanting to bring my kids in to the shop more and more so I decided to start with making them a few mallets.

They were made from an Elm that we cut down on a friends yard.

each was shaped, dried in the oven down to 5% and then fitted with a simple dowel for the kids.

I think I am going to make a few more tools for the kids and then make them their own bench.

What other projects have you made for your kids?

you can see the full build here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8cGrIp97ug

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright





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pottzgt

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#1 posted 02-25-2016 10:46 PM

I can see it now, Dad, Tommy hit me in the head with his mallet… Seriously, great that you’re getting them involved at a young age, hopefully they’ll take it seriously and learn from you and enjoy it. Have fun with them.

-- Terry, Grants Pass, OR - It's not how fast you want to go but how much money you've got to get there...

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James Wright

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#2 posted 02-25-2016 11:31 PM



I can see it now, Dad, Tommy hit me in the head with his mallet… Seriously, great that you re getting them involved at a young age, hopefully they ll take it seriously and learn from you and enjoy it. Have fun with them.

- pottzgt

Thanks! it is one step at a time. they had been coming into my shop and garbing my Joiners mallet so these are a bit less destructive. Except now they are asking for chisels.

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright

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Lazyman

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#3 posted 02-27-2016 02:24 AM

Hah! When I saw the title along with the picture, the first thing I thought of was the wack-a-mole arcade game. Great idea to make them a custom tool to get them interested in the craft. Have them help with making the other tools and bench and they will be hooked for life.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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James Wright

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#4 posted 02-27-2016 03:17 AM



Hah! When I saw the title along with the picture, the first thing I thought of was the wack-a-mole arcade game. Great idea to make them a custom tool to get them interested in the craft. Have them help with making the other tools and bench and they will be hooked for life.

- Lazyman

I never thought of the wack-a-mole but have had several people comment that. thanks. they alredy love the shop i just got to keep from messing up and they will be masters soon.

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright

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