Mallets from cutting board off fall

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Project by waho6o9 posted 707 days ago 1308 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cutting board off fall makes for a good mallet now and then.
Walnut dowels were purchased on Ebay and makes for a
great handle.
Natural Watco Danish oil was used as a finish and I may
add wax later.

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#1 posted 707 days ago

looking good man – I love the colors and the knurled grips on the one mallet. If you ever get bored of having two – let me PM you an address. :)

Nice use of your off-cuts.

-- Chris @ Atlanta - JGM - Occam's razor tells us that when you hear hoofs, think horses not zebras.

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#2 posted 707 days ago

Those are nice.I agree great use of fall off.Im horible about piling up scrap and not using it unless I have to.

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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#3 posted 707 days ago

Thanks for the comments guys, they’re appreciated.

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#4 posted 706 days ago

These are nice. great use of CB scraps. Is there a strategy behind the faces being angled down?

Well done.


-- "Hey, you dang woodchucks! Quit chuckin' my wood!"

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#5 posted 706 days ago

Thanks Greg
For the strategy, I scribe the mallet face to a flat surface as though
I was finish sinking a nail.
That made the angle, although it means my knuckles hit the flat
surface at the same time the mallet does. Oops.
Time will tell if it’s problematic.

PM sent to ITNerd.

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#6 posted 706 days ago

Nice lookin Man Hammer. I recently made one myself and also had the head cut at an angle. Ill be using for a chisel smasher and the angle of the head helps to not need a full 90 degree swing to contact. Sweet use of scraps as well.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#7 posted 111 days ago

I have found that dowels can be made very cheaply at the router table if you have one. You can make use of 1” to 3/4” scrap that way. I have best results using a fence and leaving a couple inches square on each end to stabilize the blank during routing.

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