Yet another mallet

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Project by Jim55 posted 11-17-2012 08:58 PM 1252 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I posted this on the mallet thread but still wanted it up here. There’s not much to say about the mallet, it is what it is. But, here are the details such as they are…
I turned the handle. For the head I glued two pieces together with a liberal spread of two ton epoxy and two 3/8” pegs. Then I bored the through hole and cut the square end with hand chisels. It runs 5/8” deep. The handle is I’d say a good .005” press fit I had to drive in. If it doesn’t hold I’ll add a wedge but I don’t think it will be necessary. The old crack lines I squeezed in “super glue” to prevent it spreading.

I think the wood is of some interest though…
The wood is some old oak reclaimed from an old corral in the upper pasture. A previous owner built it from home milled 2×8 (true size) lumber about 30-40 years ago. It’s darkened from blo rubbed into I rubbed into it.

Looking at it I think I need to take a little wood off the faces but I don’t want full flat.

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#1 posted 11-17-2012 10:26 PM

Now that is a mallet!

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 11-18-2012 05:24 AM

looks like a mallet Thor would be proud of…..

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#3 posted 11-18-2012 04:27 PM

Actually, that one photo in particular is deceptive as to true size.
The actual dimensions are the head, 3” x 7” with 8” of handle protruding. I am seriously considering shortening the head about another inch. I think 6” x 3” is a nicer balance.

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