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Mahogany Mallets

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Project by PhilBello posted 03-26-2016 06:29 PM 510 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Mallets are something I have been unable to source in Colombia, and I don’t like using a hammer with chisels, I bought a beech one recently from Amazon, but with the cost of shipping it more more than double the list price, I won’t be buying any more. I therefore decided to have a go making my own, as I have plenty of scrap mahogany.

I started by cutting the handles, to establish the size of the holes needed in the heads, I then cut those holes, first with a forstner bit, then with mallet and chisel.

I blogged this project, the detail of which is here

Once assembled, they were given a coat of mineral oil, and are now waiting for use!

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright





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#1 posted 03-27-2016 01:22 AM

Wabi Sabi,

Creating new out of the old!

Good working tools!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 03-27-2016 01:25 AM

Thanks Tom!

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright

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#3 posted 03-27-2016 08:59 AM

I am sure, they look and feel much better than the mallet you bought!

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#4 posted 03-27-2016 01:43 PM

Thanks for the input muesli, I agree with you on both points :)

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright

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#5 posted 03-28-2016 01:30 AM

Nice work, made one recently out of oak and some dogwood.

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

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