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Project by jaysuzi posted 05-10-2016 09:08 PM 2114 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a new mallet to go with my new workbench. This was inspired by Steve Ramsey, but the original credit goes to ShopNotes Issue #2. It has hollow cavities inside so that you can fill it with some weight. Mine comes in at just over 20 ounces. The design is easy and I was able to use up some scrap wood. Although this was an easy project, it was also a lot of fun, and I hope that it will get a lot of use.

-- Jay in Pennsylvania,

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#1 posted 05-10-2016 11:49 PM

That’s one purdy wacker you got there.
Nice work and will be handy around the shop.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#2 posted 05-11-2016 12:00 AM

That’s a real nice looking mallet.

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#3 posted 05-11-2016 12:21 AM

Nice mallet. I made two mallets from the Steve Ramsey design. They work great for chiseling dovetails.

-- Andy Smith

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#4 posted 05-11-2016 12:44 AM

Very nice indeed. Mallet? Is that French for hammer?
Your other projects are quite outstanding also.
Jim, FL.

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#5 posted 05-11-2016 02:03 AM

Nice Mallet! I use mine all the time. I thought about gluing some leather to one face for softer work.

-- I do this for fun.

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#6 posted 05-11-2016 06:41 AM

What type of wood is that?

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#7 posted 05-11-2016 12:00 PM

Very nicely done I have made a few with both wood and metal smaller of course. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#8 posted 05-11-2016 12:54 PM

Oak – the head was left over from some easels I made for my wife’s preschool. The handle was from some short oak legs someone gave to me. The wedges are bloodwood that I had in my scrap drawer.

What type of wood is that?

- anthm27

-- Jay in Pennsylvania,

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#9 posted 05-11-2016 02:53 PM

Jay, that’s a great shop built tool. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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