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Project by woodworker59 posted 08-11-2012 12:44 AM 1037 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is the maple and black walnut mallet I made to replace my older one that is getting a little long in the teeth.
I used the lamination method and cut the space on the middle slice for the handle. You will note that the walnut projects farther out the end of the handle and can be seen on the top of the mallet. I thought this would add a bit of strength to the overall mallet. Its surprisingly light for the way it looks, and will be my primary mortise mallet.
I finished the entire mallet with the exception of the striking face with four coats of Watco Danish Oil.
has a real nice feel to it in your hand and packs quite a wallop.. Papa

-- Papa@papaswoodworking.com





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 08-11-2012 12:48 AM

Hey, great job on that mallet. you’ll get a lot of use from that one!!

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

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Oldtool

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#2 posted 08-11-2012 01:06 AM

Nice job. Happy woodworking with it.

-- "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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Jamie Speirs

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#3 posted 08-11-2012 12:09 PM

I like it very much

Could you give me the dimensions?

It just looks as if it is right for the job

I only use a 1/2” mortice chisel and I think

this would have the whallop :)

-- 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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Don W

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#4 posted 08-11-2012 12:34 PM

you have been busy. There is nothing like a shop made mallet.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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woodworker59

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#5 posted 08-11-2012 04:25 PM

Jamie: the head measures 3 1/4” wide by 5 1/2” long and just under 3” high. I made it by laminating two pieces of 3/4” maple together twice. so that I had two 1 1/2” sides, then I measured and cut the middle one to allow space for the handle. I had the handle left over from a cut off of an earlier project. but its just four 1/4” pieces of maple with a 1/4” piece of black walnut in the middle. I left the walnut long in the middle to give it the little end to stick out on top.. thought it would look cool like that, and I like the look. once its all glued together, just shape it to your desires.. I made the striking face about 2 degrees off handle so that when you swing it, you hit with a more solid and flat surface. Cant wait to see yours.. have fun and swing a big mallet.. Papa

-- Papa@papaswoodworking.com

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Jamie Speirs

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#6 posted 08-11-2012 05:15 PM

Papa, many thanks

I’ll keep you posted

Jamie

-- 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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