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Project by Mekenikal posted 02-29-2016 06:07 AM 449 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First picture is of 2 mallets. On the right is one my grandpa made in 1985. It works fine. I needed one with a little more weight to it. So I made the one on the left in 2015. One of my first lathe projects. I just hope mine lasts as long as his has.

-- You'll either make something, or you'll learn something. - My Grandfather





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ZAGREB

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#1 posted 02-29-2016 10:11 PM

nice mallet and usefull
thanks for sharing

-- bambi

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#2 posted 02-29-2016 10:29 PM

Drill ~1/2” hole, add re-bar for added weight. Plug edge of hole with medallion or old coin dated, 1985.
Jim

-- JFS.brand (woodworker) Northville, MI jfs.brand@gmail.com

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#3 posted 03-01-2016 02:19 AM



Drill ~1/2” hole, add re-bar for added weight. Plug edge of hole with medallion or old coin dated, 1985.
Jim

- liljimy7

Good idea!

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

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Mekenikal

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#4 posted 03-01-2016 02:43 AM

I like the rebar and coin idea. I may do that to the one I made. The other one is more of a sentimental piece than a tool I use all the time. I’m always afraid I’ll break it somehow. Lol.

-- You'll either make something, or you'll learn something. - My Grandfather

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#5 posted 03-05-2016 04:47 PM

I love making mallets! I love using them, I feel guilty when I chip one up. But that just gets me closer to needing a new one.
My oldest son even made a smaller one. We use his to put can lids back on and plugs in holes.
The odd thing that caught my attention is the first one I made looks almost identical to your grandpas!
Mine is made of cherry and I still use it at my lathe to knock centers out.

-- Jeff, Missouri, http://www.facebook.com/gerscustomwoodworks

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