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Project by vakman posted 11-30-2011 05:35 PM 1905 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I made this mallet with some scrap I had lying around, with the intention of using it with chisels. This was a good lesson in using appropriate materials, as the wood I used is not nearly dense nor durable enough to make a quality striking tool. I’ll repeat this design once I come across some better wood, and this will be used only for assembly (or nothing at all).

Finish is two coats tung oil finish, two coats of polysomething, sanding w/ 220 in between.

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

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#1 posted 11-30-2011 05:36 PM

Nice job.
That will be used a lot if you leave it out.
An assembly mallet is a good idea.

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#2 posted 11-30-2011 06:07 PM

Beautiful mallet! Do you know what type of wood you made it out of?

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#3 posted 12-01-2011 12:39 AM

Mystery wood I’m afraid. It had been used in either furniture or architectural trim I believe, as it was primed painted on one side.

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

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#4 posted 12-01-2011 09:26 AM

At least it looks nice :D

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#5 posted 12-02-2011 10:31 AM

So now you have a mallet that is suitable for knocking things that require a softer touch than chisels. Good for assembly or disassembly as you say.

Nice job – and at least you have some idea whether the weight and balance is right before you make the next one.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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