Wooden Mallet

  • Advertise with us
Project by Joe Watson posted 1619 days ago 1769 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Scraps from a Cabinet Shop dumpster dive some of my projects come from. Maple for the main part and Oak for the handle. This mallet is for my dads birthday although it will be a little late. I am making another for myself. Finish is Boiled Linseed Oil.

-- Got Wood?

8 comments so far

View hairy's profile


1988 posts in 2128 days

#1 posted 1619 days ago

Nice work,Joe! I have some hammers with short handles, they are easy to control.

-- what a long, strange trip it's been...

View ward63's profile


309 posts in 1683 days

#2 posted 1619 days ago

Wow! What a massive head-Can’t miss with that. Nice job.

View donjoe's profile


1360 posts in 1627 days

#3 posted 1619 days ago

Nice hammer. Very beefy.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

View Darell's profile


420 posts in 2190 days

#4 posted 1619 days ago

Nice work Joe. Heck of a meat tenderizer! LOL You”re always finding nice wood in the dumpster. Good catch.

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

View Bradford's profile


1434 posts in 2419 days

#5 posted 1526 days ago

I hope that you didn’t tell him, that the wood came from a dumpster. I would say, It came from a temporary holding facility, that processes outsourced materials for final handling. (that’s what our president would say)
or you could just tell him, “it was some wood that you saved for you” either way, he should really like the mallet.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

View a1Jim's profile


111999 posts in 2173 days

#6 posted 1525 days ago

good use for saved wood

-- Custom furniture

View BuyoMasilla's profile


99 posts in 1144 days

#7 posted 911 days ago


I was looking for mallets when I ran into yours here. This is a late comment and I really haven’t commented on the others I’ve seen so far. I could not help myself as a fellow dumpster diver, had to say, ¬°Great Job!

PS, local CM millcreek moved theirs out of my reach, dangit!

-- Dreaming of the day I might joint two pieces of wood square..........

View Joe Watson's profile

Joe Watson

315 posts in 2142 days

#8 posted 911 days ago

my dad has gotten a lot of use out of that mallet.

yeah only reason i was able to get the scraps was because at the time my brother was working for the company that hauled the dumpster away. he asked his boss if he could set it at his house for a couple of days for me to pick through. im still using the wood i wound up getting so much of it. im also buying from the cut off bin at home depot to make stuff with. aside from that bin i haven’t paid for wood in over 3 years.

-- Got Wood?

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase