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Project by Woodfix posted 12-07-2009 12:19 PM 1547 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It has been awhile since I uploaded a project. I have been kinda working on three different projects, plus the workbench. But Sunday, I thought get stuck in and get something done. So I focussed on getting this mallet done.

It is made of some scraps that were lying around. The handle is probably a bit of Yellow Box (Eucalyptus) and is very hard with some tiny borer holes through it. Not enough to affect the touch but visible.

I have no idea what the head is but it has a magic color. The photos don’t do it justice. And it feels like silk to touch.

The whole thing is finished in raw linseed oil just like my old Cricket bat when I was a kid. Cricket – a rather silly came played with a bat, a ball and two sets of stumps (look it up in Wikipedia if you dont know what it is).

I made a mallet with a bigger head in my woodworking class but it was just not right for use with chisels. So I was motivated to make something with a smaller head. This is the result. The handle is too long but hey I can live with that and I am not going to shorten it. Might have to make another one.

Good little project for practicing skills such as mortice and tenon, planing round, and planing generally. Still got a long way to go, the handle is not a perfect fit to the head but it works.

Cheers to one and all. Have a merry and SAFE Christmas. May 2010 fulfill all you hope for it.


-- Living is a constant gamble, life is about working the odds in your favour

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#1 posted 12-07-2009 03:53 PM

Very nice mallet. I like the finish and the colour – easy to locate if we misplace it.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 12-07-2009 04:43 PM

Very elegant. Looks like padauk from here.

I want one,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#3 posted 12-07-2009 07:34 PM

Looks like the kind of mallets they used to drive a bung in a barrel of whiskey! Beautiful colors, very nice.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#4 posted 12-07-2009 09:22 PM

Looks good, how did you secure the head?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 12-07-2009 10:54 PM

Hope to catch up with you in the new year and check this out in person.
Looks good in the pics but I know what you mean…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#6 posted 12-08-2009 12:57 AM

Love this simple and effective design.

-- Caulk and paint are a poor carpenter's best friends

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#7 posted 12-08-2009 03:54 AM

A great looking mallet. Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#8 posted 12-08-2009 11:56 PM

Well done mallet keep up the good work.

-- Best Regards With Personalized Rocking Chairs And Furniture On My Mind,

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#9 posted 03-11-2010 11:07 PM

very nice

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