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My first mallet, Krokskaft

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Project by RaggedKerf posted 11-16-2012 10:10 PM 883 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So this here is my first shop-made mallet. I started out with grand designs and called it Mjolnir. Well, if you read my blog, you’ll know that dream was shot down and died a flaming death. What I did was pulll from the burning wreckage a very usable (so far) and not too shabby looking mallet, now named Kroktskaft.

Click here to see all the gory details on my blog.

I think the picture is pretty self explanitory. It’s a mallet.

I used a piece of store-bought hickory (3/4” x 4” x 48”) and cut out the pieces. I intended to make the popular one that is filled with lead shot, etc., but opted to just make it solid, instead. I used glue and in the middle, where I got jumpy and over cut the parts, I used some screws to hold things together.

It was a learning experience more than anything. I learned to slow down and more importantly, trust my abilities for good or ill. I didn’t trust myself and nearly wrecked the whole thing.

In the end, she works and works well so I’m happy, even if she ain’t the prettiest thing out there. Next time…

-- Steve http://vaughtwoodworks.wordpress.com





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 11-16-2012 10:16 PM

It needs to be pretty to you. Good job.

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

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johnstoneb

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#2 posted 11-16-2012 10:27 PM

Nice looking mallett.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#3 posted 11-16-2012 11:55 PM

Very nice, I like the way the handle is tooled.

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

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RaggedKerf

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#4 posted 11-17-2012 12:58 AM

Thanks, guys!

@ vakman: thanks—-that’s my favorite part. The “decorating” was a lot easier than getting that handle out of square and into round-ish….

-- Steve http://vaughtwoodworks.wordpress.com

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