A Mere Mortal Mallet

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Project by Jason™ posted 07-30-2012 01:40 AM 2335 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This would be my very first actual project I made other than a workbench and some free standing storage rack/shelves. I had saw the video of how Steve made one and I felt like it would be something I could possibly do myself. Well a week later and some bad glue marks on the top that I could not seem to figure out why they wouldn’t just go away. A mallet was made and believe it or not I am actually kinda happy with it. Nothing like I would see on here but hey I gotta start somewhere. At least I tried something a pro actually made

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#1 posted 07-30-2012 01:49 AM

Nice mallet Jason, keep making your own tools and the satisfaction
is really something else.
Welcome to LJs as well.

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#2 posted 07-30-2012 02:08 AM

Nice work, you should be happy with it. It works doesn’t it!
I think you’ll find that you will be more critical of your work than anyone else is. But that could be a good thing.
Thanks for showing.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#3 posted 07-30-2012 11:56 AM

Hi Jason, welcome to Lumberjocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is a nice mallet. You’ll find you will use it often in the shop!
Soon you’ll be making videos like Steve!!
Keep the projects coming. We love to see what you make!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 07-30-2012 06:17 PM

Cool~ I want to make one~ I have been meaning too, but just havent.

Do you have any lessons learned? (what to do, or not to do?)

-- Ride hard or go home~

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#5 posted 07-30-2012 06:57 PM

I learned the hard way I guess that my choice of wood was not the answer. I’m still lost as too why I have glue marks on my projects. I see lots of projects out there with hundreds of glue lines that are completely invisible. Like for instance the “GEOMATRIX” tables that (Mr. Joseb) has designed. There must be close to a thousand different glue ups and not a single flaw.??

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#6 posted 08-01-2012 11:34 AM

Yes, this is a nice one. It’s always gratifying to make you own tools instead of ruching to buy them. Nice work.

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