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Project by A Slice of Wood Workshop posted 844 days ago 2294 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well here it is. My first mallet. The weird thing is that I figured I would have bought one from the store. I’m getting more into hand tools as of the last month and with a set of chisels from Woodriver, I didn’t want to hit them with a metal hammer. Went out back to my maple firewood pile and picked out two decent pieces. I wanted to do this with only handtools, but there was one problem. I have no hand powered auger or drill so I had to use my power drill (boooooo). A little shaving down with a hatchet and a 1” hole trough the top and there you have it, my first mallet, made by yours truly. If it does ever crack or wear apart it will make it as a decoration. Mallet head is about 10”x3”dia. and the handle is overall about 15-17” (sorry so measuring tape on this project.

*Enjoy the facial expression as well. The wife wanted me to look like a caveman.

-- Tim-; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-

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#1 posted 844 days ago

Nice…nice. Just don’t come after me with it.

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

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#2 posted 844 days ago

I bet that’s how cavemen did it!

Thanks for posting!
-Jim, aka “Stumpy Nubs”
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#3 posted 844 days ago

Now that is REAL rustic. Looks great and I bet it will git the job done too!

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

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#4 posted 844 days ago

Just think….. If you miss with it you can be the mighty God of thunder….... Thor!

As in, I’m Tho Thor I can hard Pith! ;)

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#5 posted 844 days ago

Thanks for all the comments!

-- Tim-; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-

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#6 posted 844 days ago

Looks like you had fun making it,enjoy.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 844 days ago

Yeah, I had lots of fun making it. I might make another smaller one for the small tapping that I might need to do.

-- Tim-; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-

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#8 posted 843 days ago

Terrific, looks like a fun build!!!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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