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Project by mafe posted 1489 days ago 1897 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wooden hammer
Actually second mallet, but first on new lathe and not in green wood

I always wanted a little wooden hammer for delicate work, so now was the chance.

So time to try again…
First turning the head and the handle, from some old table legs.
I finished it with sandpaper, antique wax.
Drilling in my center jig, on the drill press (it works).
Cutting a slice in the handle to make a hidden mount with a wedge.
Epoxy glue, and some force to make the wedge tighten, and the handle to get in.
Finished it up with cubana wax.

I’m quite satisfied, it has a good balance, but next time I will spend some time on sharpening the tools…

Here an update:


Since I made some new mallets, this one would be useful as an assembly hammer.


So I glued leather pieces on both ends to make soft hit’s.

You might like to see my ‘Hansen mallet’.

Hope it can be to some inspiration,

MaFe

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.





6 comments so far

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Dennisgrosen

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#1 posted 1489 days ago

niiice little mallet
seems to has the right size to adjust planes with

Dennis

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stefang

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#2 posted 1488 days ago

I can see you are doing well with your new lathe Mads. Technical skill is important, but it really is mostly about how things are formed and if they are pleasing to the eye (said the ignoramus to the architect). Your mallet has a good and unique form and I also liked the hidden wedge, a nice touch. It certainly isn’t Thors hammer, but then he didn’t do fine work like you!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 1488 days ago

Hi Mads. Nice little hammer and made specifically for work you do. You’ll appreciate it much more every time you use it because you made it yourself. Thanks for sharing

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

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mafe

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#4 posted 1488 days ago

Hi friends,
Yes Thor are not even near…
Thank you for the messages, it was a new experience – the lathe, and yes, this Record lathe are a real lathe, where the old was a toy, it’s so much more stabil.
The only problem is that it’s so heavy, I can’t almost carry it, and I do not have room for a fixed place… But that’s what we call a luxury problem I guess.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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mafe

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#5 posted 1284 days ago

Updated with new photos 13 feb 2011
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Dennisgrosen

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#6 posted 1284 days ago

thankĀ“s for the update Mads :-)

take care
Dennis

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