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This is just a simple mallet I made from scraps of hard maple and walnut. It weighs in at 20 ounces, and hefts well in the hand.

I keep too many scrap bits of wood around the shop, even small bits with flaws in them like the piece of walnut shown in the below picture. I hate to throw away wood.

This is what I refer to as “adequately glued”. Note the high-tech clamping solution:

The dowels are mostly for a decorative effect, since the head is “adequately glued” :) I wish I would have thought to route the handle reliefs before I assembled the mallet. Would have made that final step a bit easier.

And here she is—ready for whackin’ some stuff.

-- John, BC, Canada





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AJswoodshop

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#1 posted 567 days ago

Nice job on the mallet! Your pictures are really nice!

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

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redryder

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#2 posted 567 days ago

I agree with AJ.
I wish I would have thought to route the handle reliefs before I assembled the mallet. Would have made that final step a bit easier.
Man, if I had a nickle every time I said something like that…...................

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

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mikeeeH89UK

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#3 posted 566 days ago

Nice use of scraps think i might have to start using my scraps up really like the mallet well done.

-- If i could live in a tree and get away with it i would :-)

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nwbusa

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#4 posted 562 days ago

Thanks guys!

-- John, BC, Canada

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