Hickory and Walnut Mallet

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Project by Andy posted 06-26-2016 12:58 PM 920 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my chiseling mallet there is lead inside of the hickory mallet head to add weight. After the loose lead weights were put in I put glue in to fill any voids and to keep the weights from rattling. The handle is walnut which I cut a dovetail in the end and cut a groove to hammer a bubinga wedge in and hold it tight. Its finished with gloss polyurethane.

-- Andy Smith

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#1 posted 06-26-2016 02:31 PM

great looking mallet Andy. Good idea with the lead.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 06-26-2016 03:11 PM

Very beautiful piece. Sure, I will not use it because it looks too good. It will serve as decoration somewhere rather.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 06-26-2016 03:27 PM

Nice mallet Andy and it’s always nice to see another mallet being posted .
I too love making mallets one for almost every purpose .
How did you design the inside of the head to place the lead ?


-- Kiefer

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#4 posted 06-26-2016 03:32 PM

Andy that’s almost to nice looking to use and get all beat up.

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#5 posted 06-26-2016 03:32 PM

Kiefer, the head is made of two 1/2” thick pieces of hickory laminated together, I drilled two 1 1/2” holes into each piece and put lead into that recess then glued the handle and the two pieces of hickory together all at once.

-- Andy Smith

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#6 posted 06-26-2016 03:52 PM

Nice mallet. That lead will make it like a “dead blow” mallet!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 06-27-2016 01:17 AM

I need to make an UGLY mallet to use for real work so I can retire the antique leather mallet I have been using (I got it from the wife of a late German craftsman who was moving back to Germany along with some cool tools).

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