Not just a mallet

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Project by Hazardpay posted 11-28-2016 02:49 PM 989 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Bacote and hickory mallet. I was tired of trying to avoid scarring from metal or rubber hammers so I decided to whip this together. Total finished length is about 13 inches long. The pads were glued up to resemble a tapered through mortise. The reasoning for this is obvious when you notice the Paduk wedge holding it in. Pretty heavy but very manageable. Sanded to 320, steel wool, then just a BLO finish. I love it, now I can’t tell you the last time I picked up a regular hammer to do any woodworking. Thanks for looking. Also made a matching chisel mallet to match. Pics to follow soon.

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#1 posted 11-28-2016 05:18 PM

That is a great looking mallet. Good Job! What angle did you choose for the face?

-- Chris - Would work, but I'm too busy reading about woodwork.

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#2 posted 11-28-2016 05:29 PM

I think it was about 86-87 degrees. Not much.

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#3 posted 11-28-2016 07:30 PM

This is a very nice mallet and a great shop built tool.

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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#4 posted 11-29-2016 02:51 AM

Nice, don’t miss and hit a finger…... LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Dave Polaschek

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#5 posted 11-29-2016 11:49 AM

Beautiful work, and looks like a pleasure in the hand.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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