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"Pear" of shop mallets: From firewood to functional

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Project by JayT posted 03-02-2013 11:40 PM 1245 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Needing a good mallet or two for the shop, instead of going to the lumberyard, I went to the firewood pile. The smaller mallet and the head of the larger are made from pear wood, and the handle of the large mallet is soft maple. Finished with BLO.

The maple was from a tree that we had taken down two years ago and I asked the guys doing the work to save me some for use in my smoker. One of them asked if I would like any pear wood from a tree he had taken down a couple days before, so I jumped at that. There are still some whole chunks I haven’t cut or split yet, so a couple were used for the mallets.

The larger mallet head is 3in x 2-1/2in and about 5in long with a 9 inch handle. The smaller mallet is approximately 1-1/2 square, 4in long head and 5in handle. Both have leather glued on one face.

Simple project, yet functional, and best of all—free.

-- "Good judgement is the result of experience. A lot of experience is the result of poor judgement."





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Don W

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#1 posted 03-02-2013 11:46 PM

excellent. work

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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#2 posted 03-03-2013 02:05 PM

Very nice work Jay, they came out really good.

Now go find something to smack : )

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this http://www.melbrownfarmsupply.com"

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#3 posted 03-03-2013 04:56 PM

Thanks Don, Lukie. They’ve already been used smacking my new chisels. I’ll just have to keep them away from the wife so they aren’t used on me the next time a plane shows up in the mail.

-- "Good judgement is the result of experience. A lot of experience is the result of poor judgement."

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#4 posted 03-03-2013 07:53 PM

Nice work Jay!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#5 posted 03-04-2013 01:15 AM

Thanks Mauricio.

-- "Good judgement is the result of experience. A lot of experience is the result of poor judgement."

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