Shop Mallets and Hangers

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 12-02-2016 11:19 PM 1395 views 4 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had some time before class Wednesday so I started a couple of mallets for the small lathes and finished them at home. They don’t have a place on the lathe to keep them so I made 2 hangers for the wall behind them.The mallets are maple and the hangers are maple plywood. They are finished with clear lacquer.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 12-02-2016 11:42 PM

Nice-looking mallets. What do you use them for on the lathe, maybe knocking out centers?

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#2 posted 12-02-2016 11:42 PM

Very cool, look great. nice mallets

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 12-02-2016 11:42 PM

Where are the Balls? Where do they stay? LOL

Unique… for sure…

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#4 posted 12-03-2016 12:12 AM

Nice mallets, Jim! The dark plywood layers accent the mallet burn rings, too! Cool!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 12-03-2016 12:14 AM

Nice pieces Jim. I’d be worried about getting that first scratch on either of them.
Well done.
I also noticed that you had one of the holders held in your vice, and that makes me think that a holder made to fit a dog hole on a workbench would make it easy to have a mallet at hand anywhere along the work area. Just a thought.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#6 posted 12-03-2016 12:32 AM

Reminds me of an old song “if I had a hammer (mallet) I’d hammer in the morning” . Great looking, practical and useful, now even handy….

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#7 posted 12-03-2016 12:54 AM

Good looking mallets Jim.


-- 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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#8 posted 12-03-2016 01:04 AM

Nice mallets Jim. Your very consistent in making those as compared to the others. Those lights in the shop are sure brightening things up.

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

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#9 posted 12-03-2016 01:23 AM

Another nice pair of mallets Jim, the hangers are a great idea. Well done.

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

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#10 posted 12-03-2016 02:20 AM

You never cease to amaze Jim

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#11 posted 12-03-2016 02:57 AM

Nice work on the mallets, even better you thought ahead and made a home for them.

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

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#12 posted 12-03-2016 08:21 AM

Hangers are OK, you never know where did you put them on the way. This way, they are always on hand.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 12-03-2016 10:12 AM

Thank you all for the nice comments. I have found that if I make a place for everything, most of the time the students put it back there because they except to find it there. I like them to learn about orderliness as well as turning. It might rub off on their shops someday!!

Hi Allen, we use the mallets we have a lot and they are getting beat up. They help knocking out centers and for center punching and banging a piece into the drive spur.

Hi John, we’ll have them marked up pretty good by the end of the week. I think they’ll take it!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#14 posted 12-03-2016 11:28 AM


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#15 posted 12-03-2016 01:37 PM

I like the mallets and the cradles they live in. Super nice.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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