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Father and Son mallets

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Project by ChuckC posted 07-20-2012 08:10 PM 1498 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve always wanted to make a mallet but for one reason or another I just never got to it. When I saw the video Steveinmarin posted on making them I finally decided to do it.

I raided the scrap bin and this is what I came up with (first 3 pictures). It’s made of Oak, Cherry, and Purpleheart with sand for the weight. It feels good and works well.

The only thing better than being in the shop is when my son is in there with me. He’s only 4 but already has a healthy interest in woodworking. He saw the mallet and told me he wanted one too. Of course! The last 3 pictures are his; Oak, Cherry, and Black Walnut.

Thanks to Steve for a great tutorial and giving me and my boy something to work on together!

Thanks for looking.





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BTimmons

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#1 posted 07-20-2012 08:45 PM

Very cool. I can’t wait until my daughter is old enough to have some shop time with me.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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Robsshop

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#2 posted 07-21-2012 04:09 AM

I have a Grandson that is 4 as well and he loves spending time in the shop when he visits ! Only I would be afraid to build him a mallet of his own, He has watch the movie THOR way to many times and I can envision the the repairs to our house after a hard day of role playing (LOL) ! The mallets look awesome and I am sure it will be something Your Son will cherish for years as well as your time down in the shop, nice work Dad !

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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RKaste

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#3 posted 07-21-2012 12:01 PM

Really Nice and special. it is also nice to share your passion for something with a child. Thanks for sharing.

-- --May you have fair winds and following seas--

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DocSavage45

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#4 posted 07-22-2012 05:50 PM

The memories for him will shape his future. Every kid is different in temprament,but Thor is big right now . LOL! I’m sure the memory will stay with you as well. Date and sign them together. Some future antiques roadshw will talk about it. :-)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Jamie Speirs

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#5 posted 07-22-2012 05:54 PM

Great project

I think your Son may have smarter mallet. :)

Perhaps he will make you one.

It don’t get better than sharing with the kids

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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