Missed out on mallet swap

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Project by tbandikoot posted 562 days ago 638 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Felt left out of mallet swap, so made this for myself on Saturday. Turned from recycled maple I found at a local Habitat for Humanity store.

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#1 posted 562 days ago

nice design and shiny finish. What did you use? Generally the wedge should go across the grain of the head so you don’t risk splitting the head in half.
Great way to recycle.

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#2 posted 562 days ago

Nice looking mallet.

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#3 posted 562 days ago

Sweet looking Mallet, Nice style….. What did you finish it with?

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#4 posted 562 days ago

I would name that the Judge! Top notch!

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#5 posted 562 days ago

well done.

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#6 posted 562 days ago

You win you get the design and wood you want.nice work.

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#7 posted 562 days ago

Thanks for the advise on the wedge…never knew that! This was only my second attempt at a mallet, so very timely info. Thanks!

I generally like using BLO for tools, but for “The Judge” (thanks woodshaver) i used polyurethane. Since its maple I dont want the wood to stain from use.

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#8 posted 562 days ago

Well executed sir.

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#9 posted 562 days ago

Wow, that looks great, nice work

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#10 posted 561 days ago

Nice looking.

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