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(No Skills Required) Mallet with Bradford Pear head and Maple (dowel) handle. Wipe on poly finish. I made two of these while I was at it and it all took a couple of hours. The pear wood is suitably hard and heavy. Thanks for looking.
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#1 posted 09-30-2011 01:04 AM
nice mallet it looks great
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#2 posted 09-30-2011 01:53 AM
i would like to make a couple of these i have no pear wood here though. I could use maple or ash i think they are heard enough do you have a drawing of this did you use off the shelf dowel or did you make it how did you do it please elaborate.
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#3 posted 09-30-2011 03:45 AM
Hey Dude. The Pear wood shows up on the curb a lot here in Dallas. I like the coloring that is similar to Cherry. Time will tell if it darkens over time. I milled the chunks with chain saw, band saw,then planers. It took a year and a half for the wood to stabilize. I used a forstner bit to receive the 1-1/2’ dowel bought or Rockler or Woodcraft. (A 1” dowel would have probably been sufficient but not as comfortable.) Then I drilled for the 1/2” cross dowel. Then I eased the edges with chamfer and round over router bits
#4 posted 09-30-2011 06:06 AM
do you think i should use maple or ash
#5 posted 09-30-2011 06:53 PM
Hard maple would be my first choice and you might consider enhancing the weight by enveloping some lead shot depending on your intended use.
#6 posted 09-30-2011 10:36 PM
so do i drill little holes in the head and poor shot in and plug the hole i assume this is how to do it i will make a couple of these so i can send one to Dan in our Oregon shop.
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