First Joiner's Mallet

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Project by mspain77 posted 04-27-2017 09:41 PM 656 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was practicing cleaning up mortises with my chisels when I decided I’d really like a nice mallet. I recently picked up some walnut with nice figure in it and decided to use that. I followed the second half of Jay Bates’ mallet video instructions so that my handle is friction fit and I can just replace the head when the time comes. I decided on chamfering the edges instead of suing a roundover bit and then just finished with some clear shellac. I’m pretty pleased with the size, weight, grain and finish. I’ve already been banging on things and she’s a beast.

-- It's a BEAUTIFUL day to cut some wood & build something!

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#1 posted 04-28-2017 12:12 AM

Nice mallet! Almost too pretty to use.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#2 posted 04-28-2017 09:31 AM

I agree with Dave,

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 04-29-2017 06:23 AM

Thanks guys! I’m pleased with her, but since I’m still new to this I know that she’s the first of many more. She’s a workhorse, and I’m using her for cleaning up the mortises on a through tenon sprung breadboard end of a table top I am finishing. I must say, much like in golf, it’s nice to use equipment that is aesthetically appealing. :)

-- It's a BEAUTIFUL day to cut some wood & build something!

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