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Project by dbhost posted 1168 days ago 1574 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been wanting to make one of these for a long time, I finally got up off my lazy butt and did it. This was a fun, quick project…

The woods are red oak and black walnut scraps. Some of the walnut is transition from heartwood to sapwood so there is a lot of color variation.

The handle is shop made of the same material as well.

Dimensions are…

Head 3.75” wide, 6” deep, 2.5” tall.
Handle 1” dia tapering to 1.25, 12” long.

Assembled length 14” from tip of brass hook.

Finish is Danish Oil & Paste Wax. I fully blame Jim from Alaska for the inspiration on the finish, and it turned out great in my humble opinion…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com





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swirt

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#1 posted 1167 days ago

Nice. I like the facets on the mallet faces.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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Jack_T

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#2 posted 1167 days ago

It looks nice! How big is it? How much does it weigh?

-- Jack T, John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."

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dbhost

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#3 posted 1167 days ago

Dimensions are…

Head 3.75” wide, 6” deep, 2.5” tall.
Handle 1” dia tapering to 1.25, 12” long.
Weight 26.975 oz.

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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Jim Bertelson

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#4 posted 1167 days ago

Suppose it would work good on fliies, the occasional scorpion, and a sluggish rattler or two. If used on a gator, I would stand off a bit. Perhaps a little refined for that…...but it might deign to do a little chisel work…....... railroad spikes perchance.

Downright sexy, sir…...........especially the finish…..........(-:

Jim

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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dbhost

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#5 posted 1167 days ago

LOL… Now that’s funny, I don’t care who you are…!

I can see why you like this Danish oil stuff so much…

FWIW, The turned mallet didn’t, well, turn out… I hit a hidden fracture, and got a really hard hang with a skew at high speed, and it more or less exploded on me…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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Jim Bertelson

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#6 posted 1167 days ago

Gad zooks, those lathes kinda scare me. But I suppose it is like anything else, use the proper safety equipment, and be prepared for the worst.

We got our offer on a vacation house accepted here in La Conner, WA. So I have to start thinking about a small shop in the garage. Mostly because I want to redo the trim, and a few other things. And you always have to have tools, you know. I guess I am going to have to start a real blog, like you do, instead of blogging on your posts, David Craig’s posts, Neils, etc…...........(-:

Later….....

Jim

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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dbhost

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#7 posted 1167 days ago

Eh, when it came apart, it just sort of spun off on to the floor. I have been fishing around in the smoker wood pile again anyway, and I found a nice looking piece of pecan I might trim up a little bit and chuck up to see what it becomes…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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NBeener

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#8 posted 1167 days ago

Simple … so often … equals beautiful.

Really nice looking mallet !

Consider building another one … with a handful of lead shot at the core … for a dead-blow ?

-- -- Neil

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dbhost

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#9 posted 1167 days ago

Oh you just want me to be busy don’t you?

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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NBeener

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#10 posted 1167 days ago

There’s some sort of near-obligation, here … that we freely spend each others’ money AND free time.

So … yeah :-)

-- -- Neil

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Jim Bertelson

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#11 posted 1167 days ago

Then after you built yours, Neil would be egging me on to do something similar, you know, with depleted uranium core or such….......watch out for that Neil guy…...he tempts, foments, and incites…...probably has the appropriate tool for each activity as well. Probably even wheedles and cajoles when we aren’t around to monitor him…..bad seed…...(-:

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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dbhost

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#12 posted 1167 days ago

You guys are too funny…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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