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Red Oak Mallet

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Project by Buckskin posted 2467 days ago 1624 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Awhile back I posted a series of blogs about fun with clamps.

http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/Buckskin/blog/1648

http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/Buckskin/blog/1652

Here is the finished project. It has three coats of Minwax finishing wax on it. The chamfers on the head were done by hand. The handle was rounded over using a 3/8 round over bit on the router.

The log it is sitting on is a project for another day this winter.





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WayneC

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#1 posted 2467 days ago

Great mallet. Looking forward to seeing what happens to the log.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Karson

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#2 posted 2467 days ago

Good looking mallet. it looks better without all the clamps.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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mrtrim

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#3 posted 2467 days ago

nice mallet buckskin ! well done

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cajunpen

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#4 posted 2466 days ago

Now that would certainly raise a knot on your head. Bet it will come in handy quite often.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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snowdog

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#5 posted 2466 days ago

I bet that mallet took a lot longer than you thought it would :) Maybe it is just me but I am surprised at how much time it takes to make anything. Don’t get me wrong I enjoy the time spent and the process is as much fun as using/giving the thing made. So what are you going to use that mallet for, what are you going to make next?

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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Thos. Angle

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#6 posted 2466 days ago

Hey Buck,
That is one Bodacious Knockometer!! I pity anything that gets hit with it so, keep it away from Moma or make sure you are wearing your cast iron cowboy hat. Good one.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Branden

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#7 posted 2466 days ago

This is very good. They sell these for $25-$80 at our local woodoworkers store. I have been meaning to make one myself. Thanks for sharing!

-- Branden - Sacramento, California - www.ShopDogUSA.com

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Buckskin

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#8 posted 2466 days ago

It works really well. I used to drive dowels in the gun rack and set the slats on the butt stock assembly. It packs a good thump.

Thanks everyone.

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mot

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#9 posted 2465 days ago

Nice mallet!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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rikkor

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#10 posted 2461 days ago

I made a couple of these and I use them all the time. What do you think about gluing a leather face on it?

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