Another Mallet

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Project by jap posted 11-24-2012 08:34 PM 1336 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Walnut and maple turned mallet, but i made the grain run side to side for the head since i’ve heard that endgrain is more durable. Got lazy and didn’t bother so sand out all the tearout. My block wasn’t big enough to make the head tapered.

-- Joel

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 11-24-2012 10:07 PM

No worry! That is used for banging so the sanding would not be necessary!!

Nice job on it!!

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

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#2 posted 11-24-2012 10:39 PM

Nice job. I don’t know if end grain is more durable but it gives it a unique look. I haven’t sanded all the tearout out on any of mine either. They’re made for banging it will get beat out eventually.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#3 posted 11-24-2012 10:42 PM

Wow that’s a beauty,great job.

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#4 posted 11-25-2012 04:26 AM

Nicely done. Would also make a great burgular bopper.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#5 posted 01-12-2013 02:38 PM

nice mallet like the shape the color and that is a great combo maple and walnut they work well together even in the forest

-- Cosmicturner

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