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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!

Thanks
AJ

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop





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woodshaver

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#1 posted 731 days ago

AJ,
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

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

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AJswoodshop

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#2 posted 731 days ago

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

Thanks!
AJ

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop

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Arlin Eastman

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#3 posted 731 days ago

AJ

That looks like a head or finger smacker lol

Well done on the mallet

Arlin

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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WoodenFrog

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#4 posted 731 days ago

Nice Work! Keep it up!
Thanks for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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AJswoodshop

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#5 posted 731 days ago

Thanks guys!

AJ

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop

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Kookaburra

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#6 posted 731 days ago

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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Oldtool

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#7 posted 731 days ago

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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AJswoodshop

1057 posts in 911 days


#8 posted 731 days ago

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

AJ

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop

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redryder

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#9 posted 731 days ago

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

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

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Monte Pittman

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#10 posted 731 days ago

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. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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AJswoodshop

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#11 posted 730 days ago

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

Thanks guys!
AJ

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop

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Greg72

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#12 posted 730 days ago

Very nice! Great job on the handle.

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chrisstef

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#13 posted 730 days ago

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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a1Jim

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#14 posted 730 days ago

Cool Hammer AJ
Good job

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Surfside

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#15 posted 730 days ago

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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