Mesquite Mallet

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Project by MacSteveT posted 05-08-2012 01:49 AM 1848 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally got around to making a real mallet. I turned the handle a couple of years ago from a green rough-cut mesquite blank on a friend’s lathe. It was the first step of my journey into woodworking. Not long after I turned the handle, I stopped my my local WC store and bought a chunk of purpleheart and attempted to fashion a mallet head out if it with a hand drill and some chisels… um, that didn’t turn out so well :/

So, my mesquite mallet handle went headless until I found a nice 4/4 slab of mesquite the other day. I have a small wood shop outfitted in my garage now, and a bit more experience to boot. This attempt turned out much better – the mallet head is a 5 piece laminate of mesquite and some maple scraps I had. The dowels are birch. The whole thing weighs about 3 lbs, and has a very nice heft to it.

Thanks very much for looking, and I appreciate all comments / critiques.

-- "Do, or do not. There is no try." ~Yoda

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#1 posted 05-08-2012 02:59 AM

Nice Job, looks really good, I need to get to one of these someday.

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

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#2 posted 05-08-2012 09:35 AM

Nice job should serve you well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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