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Mallet Made From Scrap PlyWood

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Project by Cliff posted 09-16-2018 10:50 AM 487 views 1 time favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Its good to be back in the Shop. I had a Total Left Hip Replacement back in early January and then on August 1 had a total Right Knee Replacement. But all is good and I am almost bounding about the place.

Like all Lumber Jocks I don’t like to waste wood. So looking around the shop there was heaps of nice pieces of 1 inch and 3/4 inch plywood. It seemed like a good plan to get myself back into the shop by making a Shop Mallet using only scrap plywood. The two end pieces on the mallet head are actually scrap hard wood which I sliced along the fence on the Band Saw. Everything was glued with Tite Bond 3.

I thought turning Plywood on the Lathe might be a drama, but fortunately no catches . More luck on my part than good management…In Australia we have a very rude version of this…Ha ha …

The Mallet was finished with 3 coats Danish Oil. It was a fun project and it sure was great to be back fiddling about in the shop.
Kind regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 09-16-2018 11:51 AM

Welcome back to the shop, Cliff. I hope the healing process is going well!! How soon before you go dancing??
That is a nice mallet made from laid up plywood.

Cheers, Jim

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

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ZAGREB

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#2 posted 09-16-2018 12:30 PM

wellcome back,buddy
That mallet looks great to me
Enjoy in your shop and be safe

-- bambi

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Bob Collins

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#3 posted 09-16-2018 12:37 PM

Nice one Cliff, good to see you producing again. You have one more knee to replace and you have caught up with me. The shed is a great healing place. Look forward to seeing more. Cheers.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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Cliff

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#4 posted 09-16-2018 12:54 PM

Jim…Thank you for the Welcome Back….Healing is going remarkably well.. Fast Jiving very soon but no Bungy Jumping…

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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Cliff

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#5 posted 09-16-2018 12:57 PM

bambi….Thank you, I am looking forward to enjoying time in the shop.

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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Cliff

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#6 posted 09-16-2018 01:04 PM

G’day Bob. Thank you and I agree , the Shed is a great healing place. I will catch up one day, but for the moment I will let sleeping dogs lie and wait for a bit before the left knee replacement. Had enough Hospital for one year…Ha ha.

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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hairy

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#7 posted 09-16-2018 01:17 PM

Nice work! Glad to hear you’re back on your feet. Now take that and go hit something!

-- My reality check bounced...

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Cliff

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#8 posted 09-16-2018 01:20 PM

Thank you Hairy…..It could be a good Fly Swatter….

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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doubleDD

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#9 posted 09-16-2018 01:23 PM

This mallet looks like it can do some damage. It’s amazing how things turn out using plywood for turning. Great job Cliff.

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

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ralbuck

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#10 posted 09-16-2018 04:23 PM

Saw dust is therapy!

Helps get the mind back to other things besides the pain.

Nice hammer; at least with such expensive wood in it you DARE ACTUALLY use it. Some of the mallets seen n this forum are way to nice to use.

I make mine from firewood and do hammer them!

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

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Dave Polaschek

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#11 posted 09-16-2018 04:30 PM

Good job, Cliff! I had both knees replaced shortly after joining LJs 22 months back. I tell everyone that getting them both done at once was the only way for me to do it, since I would never want to go through it a second time. But it’s great having knees that actually work!

My doctor agrees that shop time is good for me. Hope it is for you, as well!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 09-16-2018 05:48 PM

This is a fine shop made mallet. Congratulations!.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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Cliff

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#13 posted 09-16-2018 08:13 PM

Dave…Thank you for your nice comments. I feel inspired to use more plywood as it has an interesting pattern that appears when turning and seems to respond well to Danish Oil or other Finishes.

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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Cliff

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#14 posted 09-16-2018 08:18 PM

Ralph…..Yes I agree, Saw Dust is great Therapy….fortunately the pain is all but gone now.

Thank you for your nice comments.

Regards,

Cliff

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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Cliff

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#15 posted 09-16-2018 08:26 PM

Dave…..Thank you.

By Gee!!!! You were a brave man to have both knees done at once!!!! Your right through. Saves having to go back a second time…Ha Ha I like that….

I am so glad for you that both knees work and hopefully you are now pain free. Knee and Hip Surgery is wonderful. It opens up a whole new lease of life.
My very best wishes to you Dave. And yes Doctor is right….Shop Time is very good for us!!!!

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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