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Carpenter's mallet, sander block and end grain cutting board

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Project by Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop posted 1270 days ago 2985 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These were a christmas gift for my wife dad and brother. The carpenters mallet was for my dad. Constructed of Walnut and Oak. I laminated the walnut in between the Oak on the handle and sandwiched the oak head with two pieces of walnut that had really good sap contrast in it. Once the glue dried, I hammered in a spline wedge for the head to secure everything. It is great for joint assembly. The sanding block is made from walnut and pecan, I just epoxied the hardware in place. Works great. And lastly, the cutting board was for my wife. It is end grain and consist of walnut, oak, pecan, and cherry. I love it, I use it every day for just about anything. Keep it moistened with butcher block oil and make sure you have rubber feet under it so no water collects under it. Otherwise you might get a cracked block one morning.

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK





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degoose

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#1 posted 1270 days ago

A very nice selection…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Brian Strothcamp

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#2 posted 1270 days ago

love that mallet, nice job

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Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop

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#3 posted 1270 days ago

I love the mallet too. Believe me it gets some use.

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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bvdon

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#4 posted 1270 days ago

Nice work… really like that mallet too. Looks like a good project to try, especially the wedge joinery.

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bvdon

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#5 posted 1270 days ago

cool mallet

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Ken90712

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#6 posted 1269 days ago

Looks great very wild pattern. I like it.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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bch

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#7 posted 1268 days ago

That mallet is beautiful and substantial! I’ll be sure to avoid being on the receiving end. I may flatter you by borrowing your design.

-- --bch

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LumberGuy

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#8 posted 1176 days ago

Wow! These are almost too pretty to use!

-- Reid, Georgia, www.coferadams.com

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mtkate

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#9 posted 1176 days ago

I have an old block like that from my grandad. So useful.

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bch

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#10 posted 961 days ago

There is no better way to cut up American cheese slices still in the wrapper… just kidding. They all look great! I’ve made the same sanding blocks and use them all the time.

-- --bch

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Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop

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#11 posted 961 days ago

ROFLMAO! You weren’t supposed to see that! Hee hee! I paid extra for the cheese to be wrapped and cut. :)
I love that sanding block! It works great with 90 degree corner sanding too!

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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steliart

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#12 posted 388 days ago

nice project, excellent mallet

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop

633 posts in 1290 days


#13 posted 388 days ago

Thanks Steliart. I appreciate it, that mallet serve me well until I build my dead blow mallets that you can find in my later projects

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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helluvawreck

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#14 posted 388 days ago

These all look very nice and make excellent gifts. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop

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#15 posted 387 days ago

Thanks a lot Charles! I actually did make some as gifts for my brother and father. i followed up next year, b/c I had to top it with a dead blow mallet. It is also posted in my projects. These are a lot of fun to make though

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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