First attempt at a mallet

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Project by chrisirving posted 12-20-2017 12:24 PM 909 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been using an old rubber mallet for the past year so in between making Christmas knives and spoons I whipped this up. It’s made from scrap bubinga, walnut, quarter sawn oak and cherry wedges. I drilled a couple of 3/8” holes and epoxied two chunks of 3/8” brass rod for extra strength and to give it a little class.
It’s finished with danish oil and Tru-oil
Thanks for looking, I’ll beat it up soon enough!

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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 12-20-2017 12:48 PM

Almost too pretty to hit things with.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#2 posted 12-20-2017 12:54 PM

It’s realy beautiful – great finish!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 12-20-2017 02:35 PM

Wow ,it needs to be framed and put on the wall, too nice to use.

-- wood crafting & classes

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#4 posted 12-20-2017 04:55 PM

Hang it on the wall and go and make one you will actually use. This one is too nice.


-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#5 posted 12-20-2017 05:29 PM

Yup no use making them to Purity! I added leather faces real quick to mine! That sucker looks pretty Big?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#6 posted 12-20-2017 06:16 PM

Hang it on the wall and go and make one you will actually use. This one is too nice.


- madts

Way to nice to beat up! Make a beater—think almost the equavilent to an old backwoods farm pickup that has decades of experience! Showing all the scars and still does the job extremely well too.

My mallets are a hardwood branch end with a dowel, inserted in a drilled hole; then glued and wedged for a handle. When i wreck one; I will just make another 5 minute one!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#7 posted 12-22-2017 11:48 PM

wow very impressive indeed !! I love the unique design.
awesome work for your first time !!

any judge would love to have that in his courtroom !!!
it is just too danged purdy to go banging on stuff.

-- Graduated Valedictorian from the University of HardKnocks --

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