New Mallet Made of Douglas Fir Scraps

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Project by BerBer5985 posted 885 days ago 1602 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this mallet really for fun, but my other mallet that I made broke in half while making mortises because I believe the glue didn’t bond well to the brazillian cherry wood, so I needed a new mallet. I have some chunks of doug fir 4×4’s left over from my workbench build, so I figured what the heck. It’s through mortised and wedged by hand and the handle is shaped by hand with a spokeshave. Not fancy, but heavy and large and cool to look at. I did this in one night between the hours of 12am and 2am. haha!

-- Greg, Owner, Quality Carpet One,

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#1 posted 885 days ago

Looks like a winner Greg.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 885 days ago

Looks Great Greg, I know I use my homemade deadblows everyday! You will be so glad you made this.
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-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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#4 posted 885 days ago

Wow that’s much nicer than hitting stuff with a 2×4, you may have something there. Nice job.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#5 posted 885 days ago

The best part is that it was free and it only took about an hour to make it with nothing but hand tools. That’s the best kind of mallet!

-- Greg, Owner, Quality Carpet One,

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#6 posted 885 days ago

nice… ya gotta have a wood hammer in a wood shop. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#7 posted 885 days ago

Good job. A great tool for the shop.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#8 posted 884 days ago

Nice tool. I see you keep it in the house. A burglar wouldn’t know what to think….................

-- mike...............

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#9 posted 883 days ago

Great job on this! Thanks for the post.

-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB

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