Wooden Mallet: An exercise in OCD

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Project by lysdexic posted 06-13-2011 05:17 AM 6714 views 9 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is only the third completed project in my shop. I am trying to keep my projects small until I get a clue as to what I am doing. So – I had some scraps and I need a wooden mallet. This is the result.

I detailed the process in a blog entry

Thanks for looking.

-- "It's only wood. Use it." - Smitty || Instagram - out_of_focus1.618

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#1 posted 06-13-2011 05:33 AM

really nice mallet , ivr been wanting to make me one . maybe i will give it a shot . thanks for the inspiration.

-- rick

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#2 posted 06-13-2011 06:23 AM

Great job, love making useful hand tools.
You are well on your way to make official Lumberjock projects that will earn your merit badge.
Next would be a grease pot, cutting board, kerfmaker, wine bottle tilt thingy…the list goes on and on
I like the Veritas plane as well!

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#3 posted 06-13-2011 08:02 AM

Nice Job! I like it. Now smash the snot out of something to see if it works. LOL

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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#4 posted 06-13-2011 01:54 PM

almost to nice to use.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#5 posted 06-13-2011 02:01 PM

Wonderful job!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#6 posted 06-13-2011 04:19 PM

looks great. this is one of those projects that I always wished I had taken upon much earlier in woodworking than when I actually did – so much easier when you actually have a mallet and dont have to use cutoff pieces of hardwood to use as a make-shift mallet

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#7 posted 06-13-2011 08:05 PM

Looks really great. You going to hava so much use of it. Keep on going with more projekts

-- Per I

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#8 posted 06-13-2011 08:09 PM

Very nice!

-- christopheralan

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#9 posted 06-14-2011 02:37 AM

Thanks all for the kind words. Now it is time to give this shiny mallet a little “patina”.

-- "It's only wood. Use it." - Smitty || Instagram - out_of_focus1.618

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#10 posted 01-19-2012 10:53 PM

Nice mallet!

As a side note, i see you have the Veritas DX60 Block plane… how do you like it??

-- Will, Ontario Canada. "I can do fast, cheap and good, but you can only pick two... "

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#11 posted 01-20-2012 05:51 AM

The DX-60 is the only block plane that I own so I can not directly compare it to others. I will say this however, I have been on a tear over the past few months buying bench planes. Yet, Ive not wanted for another block because the DX 60 has done everything that Ive asked without fault.

The only block that I am half way interested in is a rabbet.

-- "It's only wood. Use it." - Smitty || Instagram - out_of_focus1.618

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#12 posted 07-23-2012 03:02 AM

Cool Mallet

-- "So many little time..." Psalm 23

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#13 posted 07-23-2012 03:55 AM

Thanks. Unfortunately I am finding that this mallet has limited uses. The jatoba head is so hard it dents any other woods.

-- "It's only wood. Use it." - Smitty || Instagram - out_of_focus1.618

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