Mystery wood mallet

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Project by TDSpade posted 03-11-2012 08:25 AM 1612 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first mallet from mystery wood from a co-worker. A broad leaf evergreen tree died in his yard. He burned most of it for heat. He didn’t know what kind of tree it was. Even though it was totally dry, it started cracking almost as soon as I was done turning it. I stopped the cracks from spreading with ca. Finished with blo/ca. But I don’t trust actually using it.

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#1 posted 03-11-2012 02:16 PM

Broad Leaf Evergreen? Magnolia is abundant fairly almost to the “northern part of US. Several varieties of holly.

The wood tends to look much like typical white pines. Probably wasn’t all that dry to still be cracking? Or just didn’t dry evenly?

But you made a nice generally utility whacking tool as useful in the kitchen for crabs and lobster as it is in the workshop for chisels.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#2 posted 03-11-2012 04:10 PM

Good looking mallet, no idea on the wood

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#3 posted 03-12-2012 03:48 AM

Nice mallet!
Or are there 4 mallets??
Mistery wood is one of my favorites. I have build some boxes with that kind.


-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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