Big Ash Mallet

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Project by Jerry Ihnen posted 01-17-2018 10:25 PM 712 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first attempt at a mortise and tenon joint. I copied the mallet Roy Underhill made on his show. The handle is tapered so the head shouldn’t “fly off the handle” The mallet is tapered to provide the correct striking angle. I copied the angle from the head to the handle. The head is Ash I think, and the handle walnut. Last shot is the wood I found at our fairgrounds. I assume the tree was felled due to the emerald ash borer, that has been killing trees here in the midwest

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#1 posted 01-17-2018 10:33 PM

Nice job and one good wacker for sure.

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#2 posted 01-18-2018 02:17 AM

Very Nice Mallet Jerry.

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#3 posted 01-18-2018 02:37 PM

This is a nice shop made mallet. Well done!

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#4 posted 02-23-2018 08:47 PM

Looks great nice job

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