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The most complex Mallet you've ever seen...

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Project by TheWoodfather posted 10-22-2016 05:43 AM 555 views 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

...is not this one.

But not all projects have to be big, complex, in depth and well planned ones.
Some just need to be done, and this mallet definitely falls into the latter category.

It’s made from Spotted Gum, a dense hardwood. The whole mallet came from the short length of wood which forklifts use to move loads around. It didn’t look too nice previously, but after cutting and sanding I’m pretty happy with the look.

It’s short, with a big heavy head. If I was to make another, I’d do the common sense thing and make the handle a lot longer to help balance the weight out. However I’ve been using it for a number of months and it gives a very satisfying whack to whatever you aim it at.

More details are on my site, www.thewoodfather.com

And there’s a short video below, enjoy!


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-- www.thewoodfather.com - A daddy that loves playing with his kiddies and his tools!





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#1 posted 10-22-2016 08:05 AM

That short piece of spotted gum you found is called dunnage.
Like all pieces of dunnage there is always a few gems amoungst the rubbish timber found in pallets.

Spotted gum should serve you well as a mallet. I made two mallets from some hardwood over 20 years ago, I dont recall what the timber was.

Both still exist today, I have one and my son has the other, ... nothing too complex about them I tell you.

Keep up the good work Mario !

-- Regards Robert

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