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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 mayadd wax later.
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#1 posted 08-15-2012 06:33 PM
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 08-15-2012 11:27 PM
Those are nice.I agree great use of fall off.Im horible about piling up scrap and not using it unless I have to.
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#3 posted 08-16-2012 02:29 AM
Thanks for the comments guys, they’re appreciated.
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#4 posted 08-16-2012 04:26 PM
These are nice. great use of CB scraps. Is there a strategy behind the faces being angled down?
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#5 posted 08-16-2012 05:10 PM
Thanks GregFor the strategy, I scribe the mallet face to a flat surface as thoughI was finish sinking a nail. That made the angle, although it means my knuckles hit the flatsurface at the same time the mallet does. Oops.Time will tell if it’s problematic.
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#6 posted 08-16-2012 05:23 PM
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 04-03-2014 05:15 PM
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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