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A few months ago I made a mallet. I made it out of pine and it’s falling apart. I realized that mallets need to be made out of hardwood. I made this new mallet out of 3/4’’ oak, and I used 3/4’’ maple for the handle just for some contrast. The faces are 2 3/4’’ wide, and 6 5/8’’ long. The inside pieces are 2 3/4’’ square, and I also drilled 2’’ holes for washers, just to give it more weight. The handle has a small chamfer to make the handle a little more comfortable.





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 11-24-2012 05:21 PM

Nice one. AJ. Nothing like using home made tools in your shop. I had an instructor when I was tool and die apprentice that told me “You appreciate it more if you make it your self!” He encouraged us to make our own tools all the time and today I use a bunch of them still!!................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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AJswoodshop

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#2 posted 11-24-2012 05:31 PM

Your correct Jim! Making your own tools is great! You can make it however you like!

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 11-24-2012 05:34 PM

Well, you’re getting some practice at making mallets! LOL

This one will last longer…

Fishing weights are good to fill holes with too…
... of course, if you want a place to store some Gold, it’s heavy too! LOL

LOOKING good!

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#4 posted 11-24-2012 06:21 PM

That is a nice looking mallet. Be careful making mallets can be addictive.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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Sergio

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#5 posted 11-24-2012 09:05 PM

“He encouraged us to make our own tools all the time and today I use a bunch of them still!!”.... that´s so true and they last longer than yourself… history behind a thing

-- - Greetings from Brazil - --

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woodshaver

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#6 posted 11-24-2012 09:47 PM

Nice Work AJ! No shop should be without a well made mallet! Looks Great!

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

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AJswoodshop

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#7 posted 11-25-2012 02:18 AM

Thanks for the nice comments guys!
Woodshaver-Your right! A mallet is nice to have!

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sedcokid

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#8 posted 11-25-2012 02:46 AM

Great mallet there AJ. It sure is fun to make your own tools, jigs and fixtures!! You will enjoy this one!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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AJswoodshop

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#9 posted 11-25-2012 02:17 PM

Thanks! I think I might make another one!

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