Wooden Mallet

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Project by fatandy2003 posted 06-03-2012 02:35 PM 4291 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have really needed a wooden mallet, but have been too cheap to buy one. I ran across plans for a mallet in Woodcraft magazine and decided to use some scrap wood laying around the shop to make one.

I used a piece of ash for the handle. and then sandwiched a piece of maple between 2 pieces of koa. I cut the striking face of the mallet head to 3*. I used my random orbital sander to shape the mallet and then I finished the whole thing with a concoction of linseed oil and beeswax.

-- -- Andy, “Those who expect to reap the blessings of liberty must undergo the fatigues of supporting it” - Thomas Paine

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#1 posted 06-03-2012 02:55 PM

That’s a beautiful mallet.
I have been wanting to make one for some time.
I hope it will turn out as nice as yours.
Good work.

-- Close to Ottawa Ontario Canada

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#2 posted 06-03-2012 03:32 PM

That looks cool….


We need plans for a mallet? ARGGGGHHHHHH!

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#3 posted 06-03-2012 04:18 PM

Turned out great. The koa has a beautiful grain.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch

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#4 posted 06-04-2012 02:31 AM

Wow that is some really pretty Koa. I really need to make a mallet myself.

-- --- Richard Jackson

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