Wooden Mallets

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Project by Ken90712 posted 1602 days ago 2338 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m building 3 of these mallets. I have always wanted one and until Recently I only had cheap chisels. I finally broke down and purchased a nice set of wooden handle chisel’s. I had to make one, being the mallets cost $40.00 for a basic mallet. Were wood workers right? Here are some pics and my notes of trying to make this 3 piece head and tapered handle.Two are from Black Walnut with Rock Maple plugs and one is Purple Heart laminated with Rock Maple. Comment’s are improvement ideas always welcome. Back to the backyard remodel, deadline is 55 days and counting.

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

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#1 posted 1601 days ago

Beautiful stuff!!!!! Thanks for the post!!!!!

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#2 posted 1601 days ago

Are you getting hammered again…

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#3 posted 1601 days ago

Please forward so I can check the balance / feel…thank you kindly…Blkcherry Nice work Ken!

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#4 posted 1601 days ago

Very nice work. Great job.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#5 posted 1601 days ago

Nice!! I really like the first one.


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

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#6 posted 1601 days ago

Ken, awesome job, I love the way you design it before making it. I need to work on that a little more. Most of the time i just wing it. Looks superb.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#7 posted 1556 days ago

I like your designs. I didn’t have the $50 I needed to purchase the one I wanted, so, like you, I had to make my own out of solid red oak. However, mine is a little more primitive-looking .. Your work looks good!

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#8 posted 1549 days ago

I like this design ken very well done

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 1467 days ago

cool mallets!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#10 posted 1288 days ago

I like your philosophy on life. Going to take a while to check out the site. Looks like many more talented wood workers than me here. I am just a jackleg wood butcherer. Mallets are too pretty to use—a work of art !

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