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Oak Mallet

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Project by Tootles posted 893 days ago 1458 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For a while now, I have wanted and needed a mallet. I’ve seen a nice one in the shops for under $30, but I was given some old oak shelving a while back and so I decided to try making one out of that. The design and dimensions are based on the plans from Craftsmanspace.

It has been an interesting project because it has gone backwards and forwards between home and work workshops depending on which is best equipped for the next step in the process. You could even say that it’s already quite a well travvelled mallet!

The finish is three coats of BLO thinned with Turpentine as per the instructions on the bottle, which I did actually read since it is my first time using BLO. I think I’m going to leave it at that for now and decide later whether more coats of BLO, or anything else, are required

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





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patron

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#1 posted 893 days ago

whack it good

what
a
cool
tool

well done

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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stefang

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#2 posted 892 days ago

Well done. A very useful tool and quite handsome too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Roger

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#3 posted 892 days ago

a must have in every shop. very nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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MasterSergeant

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#4 posted 875 days ago

Great looking mallet! I just starting making my own set of wooden mallets for my shop.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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