A couple mallet's

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Project by Randy Street posted 12-07-2009 02:20 PM 1831 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to do these for a while, finally got them finished up. 3 are from ShopNotes #2, Joiners Mallet. Each end is filled with lead split shot weights.

The heads are Ipe, Bubigna and Bloodwood. I also had a piece of persimmon and made one from it. All the handles are made of hickory.

I’ll give a couple away for X-Mas gifts. Don’t mind the date on the pictures, I didn’t realize it was wrong. Thanks for looking.


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#1 posted 12-07-2009 03:40 PM

Great mallets.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 12-07-2009 03:52 PM

These are SWEET! Can I be on your Christmas list? I’ve seen that shopnotes you mentioned and I have had these on my mind ever since. I must make one.

as woodworkers we probably all agree that whoever gets one of these as a Christmas gift is going to LOVE it. Does that make us odd? The fact that we can get so excited about a wooden hammer?

-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--

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#3 posted 12-07-2009 04:25 PM

My, my. Those are pretty.

I just love mine. And everyone who comes into the shop loves to shake and whack with it.

You did a very nice job,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#4 posted 12-07-2009 05:26 PM

Very nice. I have to get around to making one, or some, of these. Just got some more inspiration. Thanks.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#5 posted 12-07-2009 06:10 PM

I wonder why my wife wants me to make one for her!

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#6 posted 12-07-2009 10:16 PM

Nice work..pardon my ignorance but is shopnotes a magazine in the US?

-- Mark, Sydney, Australia

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#7 posted 12-07-2009 10:18 PM

Very cool mallets well done

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#8 posted 12-07-2009 10:22 PM

Randy, hope you don’t mind, here is a link to the plans:


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#9 posted 12-08-2009 02:01 AM

Steve, no issues posting the plan. That’s where I found mine.

Thanks for the comments everybody. I originally made one and tried to wedge the handle to early, one of the sides partially separated.

This is the first time I’ve ever used Ipe. I used Titebond 3, hopefully it holds up. I’ll keep that one myself. I would hate to give it to somebody and have it come apart.

Funny thing, my wife wanted one also. Not sure why??


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