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Project by Txkev061 posted 12-21-2017 12:55 PM 976 views 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first ever project. After looking at the mallett forum I decided to give it a shot I have an old pecan tree that fell last year and decided that is what I would use since I had no other hardwood available. I shaped the heads and handles with a beltsanderchisrls,rasp, and hand sanding. I finished the rough looking one first and used to help make the “pretty one” it felt great and worked great. I m kind of fond of the rough one. I made plenty of mistakes but managed to complete my goal of finishing a project. Pecan wood was extremely hard to my surprise. I have plenty left for future projects.

-- Txkev 061 San Antonio Texas





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XrayJay

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#1 posted 12-21-2017 01:03 PM

They look great! I know Pecan is all you had but it’s a great wood for mallets. Happy woodworking because I think you’re bitten with the woodworking bug.

-- Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might,... because there is no work in the grave...Ecclesiastes 9:10

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#2 posted 12-21-2017 02:11 PM

Those mallets look like they will serve the purpose well and as long as they do that you accomplished what you set out to do. Of course, they are fun to make and you may make more in the future. A tool with a purpose is a real tool.
keep the projects coming and welcome to LJ’s.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 12-21-2017 02:14 PM

Great looking mallet, and good use of the pecan tree.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#4 posted 12-21-2017 02:14 PM

Welcome to Ljs glad to have you join the fun.
Great first project, well done.

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#5 posted 12-21-2017 02:36 PM

Great mallets with minimal tools, will be looking forward to see other projects in the future.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#6 posted 12-21-2017 03:56 PM

Great looking Mallets! Nice first project. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

Regards: Rick

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#7 posted 12-21-2017 03:57 PM

Keep doing the good work!

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#8 posted 12-21-2017 04:20 PM

”I made plenty of mistakes but managed to complete my goal of finishing a project.”

Nice work and welcome to woodworking. Your quote above applies to just about every woodworking project I have ever done over the past 22 years.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 12-21-2017 04:32 PM

Those look great. Better than my first mallet! Nice job.

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#10 posted 12-21-2017 04:58 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks

Good attitude adjustment device

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#11 posted 12-21-2017 05:44 PM

Great work! Welcome to LJ’s

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#12 posted 12-21-2017 06:29 PM

Good work. Welcome to the fold. What’s next?

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#13 posted 12-21-2017 07:55 PM

Great first works. Keep them handy, (as trophies) to remind yourself where you started from.

-- Still trying to master kindling making

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#14 posted 12-21-2017 08:18 PM

You did a wonderful job on these shop made mallets. Nice work! Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#15 posted 12-21-2017 09:23 PM

very nice work !!
they look like something that would be found in my grandfathers barn.
( and that is meant to be a compliment ).

make up a dozen more and put them on e-bay for $50 each. (for real).

-- I started out with nothing in life ~ and still have most of it left.

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