Firewood Mallet

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Project by hhhopks posted 12-07-2012 06:54 PM 2159 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These Mallet Dreamers got me motivated.
So heres what I came up with.

It is hedge, (Osage Orange).
9” L, 2-3/8” D and 12.1 oz W.

-- I'll be a woodworker when I grow up. HHHOPKS

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#1 posted 12-07-2012 07:25 PM

Nice work. Looks like it packs a punch.

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#2 posted 12-07-2012 08:30 PM

Nice. Wish I had some.

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

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#3 posted 12-07-2012 08:38 PM

Nice mallet. It reminds me of how much I want a lathe! I’m so jealous!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#4 posted 12-07-2012 08:47 PM


-- Joel

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#5 posted 12-07-2012 10:27 PM

Great job. That looks like it will be a pleasure to use.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#6 posted 12-07-2012 10:57 PM

Nice mallet I have made them out of the woodpile also. I sometimes do a little timber framing and mallets take it pretty rough sometimes they last quite a while sometimes not so long. I find lever wood (hop hornbeam) makes a good one. yours puts my 15 min. need it now mallets to shame.

-- A tube of calk and a gallon of paint will make a carpenter what he ain't

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#7 posted 12-07-2012 11:28 PM

I love turning osage orange. It’s expensive as all get out in the north east though. What did you finish it with? It looks awesome

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#8 posted 12-08-2012 01:55 AM

Before and after pictures are a great display of craftsmanship. Good job!

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#9 posted 12-08-2012 01:58 AM

5 coats of shellac on the lathe and couple coats of wax and called it good.

-- I'll be a woodworker when I grow up. HHHOPKS

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