Black Locust, Wormy Chestnut, Hard Maple, White Oak Mallet

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Project by Michael posted 06-03-2010 10:20 PM 2733 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been working on a Euro style workbench for about the past week and while I was chiseling out a mortise using the side of my 23 oz Wafflehead framing hammer I decided it was high time that I make a nice mallet. The handle is made from hard maple with a black locust interior layer. The head is black locust on the outer layer, white oak on the next and a slim 1/4’’ layer of wormy chestnut in the middle. I finished it with one coat of tung oil and three coats of polyurethane. Feel free to critique!

-- "A woodworking project is either a masterpiece or a POS" Dr. Lang

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#1 posted 06-03-2010 10:38 PM

wonderfull mallet…lovely organic handle…good work

-- jjempson

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#2 posted 06-03-2010 11:01 PM

Looks good nice hammer

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#3 posted 06-04-2010 05:13 AM

Good Noggin’ Knocker you have there.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#4 posted 06-04-2010 03:13 PM

Very cool hammer. Nice handle to it as well.

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#5 posted 06-05-2010 03:25 AM

Thanks for the comments! I’ve already beat some plywood drawers into submission that go to my workbench. I hope to have pics of it posted soon

-- "A woodworking project is either a masterpiece or a POS" Dr. Lang

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#6 posted 06-08-2010 12:19 PM

that is nice mallet. Enjoy it.

-- Jiri

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