Chisel Mallet

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Project by Manitario posted 03-29-2012 01:19 AM 2761 views 12 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve had strep throat this past week and haven’t felt like doing too much in the shop. I’ve been wanting to make a mallet for a while so I put this together during the few hours that I was able to muster enough energy to get outside. Head is walnut and purpleheart, handle is cherry. Finish is hemp oil.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#1 posted 03-29-2012 01:25 AM

Hope you get to feeling better, nice job on the mallet!
Kinda looks like Thors hammer:) I love Thor! Great Job!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#2 posted 03-29-2012 01:35 AM

That’s beautiful Rob, hope your feeling better.

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

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#3 posted 03-29-2012 01:36 AM

Looks great, Rob. I like the color contrast, and… that your brand? Way cool, thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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#4 posted 03-29-2012 01:38 AM

Beautiful mallet. Looks like that should take (and give) quite a beating. Hemp oil finish? Awesome. Have you used that for finishing other projects before? How’s it hold up?

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#5 posted 03-29-2012 01:40 AM

Turned out great Rob.

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#6 posted 03-29-2012 01:55 AM

Feel better, great work for not feeling so well. Nice project.

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

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#7 posted 03-29-2012 01:58 AM

A mallet with class !
Love the brand engraving .


-- Kiefer 松

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#8 posted 03-29-2012 02:07 AM

A very classic mallet well done.

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 03-29-2012 03:15 AM

That is a fine looking mallet, and a very nice brand as well.

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

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#10 posted 03-29-2012 04:50 AM

Very nice Mallet, I like the shape and branding, I had made one Mallet my self

-- Jorge Velez, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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#11 posted 03-29-2012 05:51 AM

Very nice, you have inspired me, I have a nice piece of cherry I could use for the head, thanks !!

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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#12 posted 03-29-2012 09:33 AM

Thanks for the comments guys! I don’t get sick often, but when I do it really knocks me out.
Jorge: that is a beautiful mallet! I love the thin strips of purpleheart you put in the handle. I don’t think I could use it, it looks too nice!
MrDan: I bought a small can of hemp oil on a whim, just because it seemed like a curious finish to use. It produces a nice luster and is easy to apply, but I think it’s probably equivalent to BLO for actual protection.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#13 posted 03-29-2012 10:57 AM

that’s a nice looking mallet. You plan to hit things with that? It looks to good.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#14 posted 03-29-2012 11:44 AM

Nicely done! This is on my to do list….....thanks!

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#15 posted 03-29-2012 02:31 PM

‘Tis a beaut, Rob. I suspect I need something like that, but haven’t garnered much shop time lately due to work issues. Than won’t resolve till mid May.

We starting breakup here in Anchorage, it is actually 30 deg at 0630 hrs, so during the day the temps get above freezing. It will be good if the melting is slow, because we have way too much snow on the ground…...

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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