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Project by Michael posted 01-31-2013 02:50 PM 1345 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I didn’t get wind of the mallet swap in time to participate, but seeing all of them motivated me to make one. I had been using an old mallet that I bought from an antique shop several years ago. This was the first time I’ve made any kind of tool and I’m very pleased with the way they turned out.

I followed my own advice regarding small projects…never make just one.

I used Paduak and Tineo for the handles and used Bubinga and Moabi for the heads. Finished with teak oil. The weights are about 16 ounces. The angle on the face is 5 degrees, I copied the head of my old mallet.

By far, my best use of scrap wood yet.

-- ~Michael,

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#1 posted 01-31-2013 03:11 PM

Nice job. Good looking pieces.

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

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#2 posted 01-31-2013 03:22 PM

Nice looking mallets! Ya know, I keep seeing all these mallets that folks keep making, I just might hafta give it a go myself :-)

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#3 posted 01-31-2013 03:41 PM

Holy cow those are nice.

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#4 posted 01-31-2013 04:49 PM

Elwood….Wie gehts?....what degree is the head angled?....looks about 5°…..your mallets look so go, I’m inspired to make a few myself….good job.

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#5 posted 02-01-2013 12:42 AM

Very nice, I made some of these a while back and use it all the time.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 02-01-2013 02:57 PM

A bunch of good looking mallets! Like the great wood combination and the shapes of the handles.


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#7 posted 02-01-2013 04:23 PM

Some nice lookin mallets.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#8 posted 02-17-2013 02:23 AM

These are beautiful… I might feel a little bad whacking one against a chisel!

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