Pecan Mallet

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 11-04-2016 08:58 PM 1544 views 4 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a pecan mallet with stainless steel head rings to keep the head from splintering when it is whacked pretty hard. The head is 2 1/2” dia. x 6” and it is 13 1/8” long overall. The grip of the handle is oval for easy alignment when using it. That part was turned on 3 centers

It is finished with EEE and Shellawax.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 11-04-2016 09:04 PM

did you try it on your fingers?
as usual very nice work,Jim

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#2 posted 11-04-2016 09:15 PM

Beautiful work, Jim. Those steel rings really set it off.

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#3 posted 11-04-2016 09:16 PM

Gorgeous! Beautiful grain in that Pecan and I love those steel rings!!

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#4 posted 11-04-2016 09:36 PM

COOL Mallet!

... now, you can be The Judge! LOL

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#5 posted 11-04-2016 10:53 PM

Nice work sir!

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#6 posted 11-04-2016 11:38 PM

Great looking mallet Jim, to good to work with a real ornament piece. Love the grain and finish f the Pecan.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#7 posted 11-04-2016 11:58 PM

beautiful mallet Jim, don’t think I would have the heart to use it as a mallet though!

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#8 posted 11-05-2016 01:40 AM

Very nice Jim. I believe the rings will strengthen it a lot. Great idea.
Are the rings pressed on, epoxied? I may try this on my next mallet.

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#9 posted 11-05-2016 02:54 AM


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#10 posted 11-05-2016 03:11 AM

Too nice to use …...... but should hold up very nicely …....... GREAT JOB


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#11 posted 11-05-2016 04:10 AM


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#12 posted 11-05-2016 04:19 AM

Real nice mallet Jim!

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#13 posted 11-05-2016 06:43 AM

Super nice, it would fit in my tool box very happily.
Great job Jim.
Thanks for sharing,

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#15 posted 11-05-2016 12:17 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments.
Hi Bob. I already have too many ornamental mallets made. This one is going to work on my lathe. I don’t think I’ll splinter the head on this one. The pecan is dry and hard so it should outlast me!!

Hi Dave, the rings are pressed on using a short piece of pvc cut out to fit the ring. I put a block of wood over the end and hammer on the rings. I put a short lead on each end and press about .003. I have made many mallets and I think I like this smooth taper to the top of the handle the best. We need more mallets at school and I’ll get a couple students to make ones like this. They will be a smaller head and I’ll see what I can find for rings on the heads. The ones ( ) we are using there are all beat up from years of use.

Cheers, Jim

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

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