wooden mallet

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Project by TRYPHON974 posted 06-18-2011 11:22 AM 1703 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Every apprentice has to do his own mallet, so here’s mine.
A neighbor threw away some wood I scavenged. I don’t know the wood’s name, it’s frequently used as lumber, usually called “indo” (for indonesian I assume), it’s hardwood. Second picture is what I started with.
I”m not too pleased with the joinery, had to fill gap with wood dust and glue. Next one will be better.
It takes more than a mallet to become a skilled woodworker, but every step matters :)

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#1 posted 06-18-2011 01:21 PM

That’s it. 3rd mallet I’ve checked out in the past couple weeks. I’m making one tomorrow. I have some hickory/pecan I use for my smoker that I can mill up a handle with and I have some rock maple for a head. You have inspired me.

-- If I had more money, I'd have more tools

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#2 posted 06-18-2011 02:16 PM

What are the measurements and angle of head?

-- ...there's a fix fer dat...

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#3 posted 06-18-2011 02:51 PM

That’s strong! Monumentally.

-- Dad, husband and everythingmaker

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#4 posted 06-18-2011 03:03 PM

Do yourself a favor and put some chamfers on the edges of the head, other wise your will look like mine. It still works, but eventually it’s gonna fall apart.

Great job. Now go beat a chisel, it’s manly.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#5 posted 06-18-2011 05:32 PM

Nice I have made some as well fun project!

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

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#6 posted 06-18-2011 06:08 PM

Thanks for the comments. The head size is roughly 3.5” X 2.5 X 5”and the handle is 8” long. I’ll chamfer the edges as suggested by RGtools. I started a second one, it must be addictive :)

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