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Project by SawdustDon posted 09-05-2011 11:23 PM 1295 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed a new mallet as the one I purchased long ago at a yard sale has been decimated by the mortises I am chopping to build my new workbench. Drawing on some inspiration from lysdexic, swirt, and PurpLev I set out to make one from some maple I had around the shop. Overall dimensions of the head are 2.5” d x 6.5” l x 4” w and overall length from top to bottom is 14”. The head is three layers of maple laminated with some pipe solder melted into the middle layer to add mass. The wedges are oak from some old beams a friend gave me.

-- Don





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Michael1

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#1 posted 09-06-2011 12:19 AM

nice lookng mallet. I bet with the lead inside the head this thing will really pack a wallop!!

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina, http://www.scicaskets.com

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dubsaloon

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#2 posted 09-06-2011 08:39 AM

I could use one like that. Nice project. Thanks for sharing.

-- 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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#3 posted 09-06-2011 09:20 AM

Nicely done. Hopefully your chisels can handle this guy!

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SawdustDon

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#4 posted 09-06-2011 07:12 PM

Thanks for the compliments everyone. I will let you know about the wallop factor, I hope to chop some mortises later this week.

-- Don

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