Wood Mallet

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Project by AJswoodshop posted 08-29-2012 08:52 PM 2309 views 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This mallet is a great easy project, and it will get a lot of use around the shop. It’s all made out of hardwood, so its very solid. The construction is really simple, I used the biggest washer I had, to give it some weight. The handle I cut out on the bandsaw, and sanded it with a sanding drum in the drill press. Some people use a mortise and tenon to connect the handle to the mallet head, I just left a opening for the handle to slide in. I had a steel rod laying around the shop, so I drilled a hole and in the mallet and shoved it through, so the handle can’t come out. Make sure you use the same board thickness on all of the pieces of the mallet. Hope you enjoyed reading!


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woodshaver (Tony)

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#1 posted 08-29-2012 09:00 PM

Looks like you on your way to adding some great homemade tools to your workshop! Your new mallet turned out very nice! Looks like just the right size!


-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#2 posted 08-29-2012 09:13 PM

Thanks! Yeah I tried to make it my size, it turned out really nice!


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Arlin Eastman

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#3 posted 08-29-2012 09:16 PM


That looks like a head or finger smacker lol

Well done on the mallet


-- Please help me help other Vets click..> is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#4 posted 08-29-2012 09:57 PM

Nice Work! Keep it up!
Thanks for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#5 posted 08-29-2012 09:58 PM

Thanks guys!


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#6 posted 08-29-2012 10:41 PM

You know that thread about dangerous shop tools? I think we are going to have to add AJ’s Mallet of Unusual Size (I hope you have all seen The Princess Bride). MOUS

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#7 posted 08-30-2012 12:21 AM

Nice mallet, should come in real handy in the shop.

-- "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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#8 posted 08-30-2012 12:35 AM

Ha! This is the smallest mallet on LJ! Thanks guys!


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#9 posted 08-30-2012 05:45 AM

You can’t BEAT that…..................

-- mike...............

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#10 posted 08-30-2012 06:27 AM

Any kind of hammer and I do not get along very well. My left hand can’t stand the abuse. Looks like you did a real nice job of this though.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#11 posted 08-30-2012 12:33 PM

Ha, that happens to me too! I had a black thumb yesterday, took a long time to heal.

Thanks guys!

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#12 posted 08-30-2012 02:46 PM

Very nice! Great job on the handle.

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#13 posted 08-30-2012 02:49 PM

I dig the man hammer AJ. Now go beat somethin with it!

-- "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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#14 posted 08-30-2012 02:58 PM

Cool Hammer AJ
Good job

-- Custom furniture

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#15 posted 08-30-2012 03:02 PM

Oh! It got to be Thor’s! The wood style hammer

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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