Mere Mortals Mallet - "Klubbe"

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Project by Aaron McCain posted 04-03-2013 05:19 AM 1579 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been wanting to make a mallet for a while now because the rubber mallet that I have had for over a decade is now starting to fall apart. I watched the Mere Mortals video and followed his basic instructions filling the voids with fishing weights and creating a wedge shaped tenon with thin wedges. The bulk of the wood is beech with some walnut accents. Leather is glued onto the face with just wood glue. I am pretty please with how it turns out.

My son is an Avengers fan and told me that I should name it something like Mj√∂lnir after Thor’s Hammer. I told him that my mallet didn’t rival Thor’s hammer, but that I would give it the Norwegian name for “mallet.” According to google translate that would be “klubbe”. It was a bit anti-climatic, but it made us chuckle.

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#1 posted 04-03-2013 05:23 AM

That is cool, good job

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#2 posted 04-03-2013 06:15 AM

Nice looking mallet. Whoops, I mean Klubbe .

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#3 posted 04-03-2013 06:27 AM

Nice. Been wanting to make one of those myself but don’t have the tools needed (lathe) nor a wood hard enough/thick enough.

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#4 posted 04-03-2013 08:48 AM

Aaron Been a while… Great job! Has a good look to it!

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

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#5 posted 04-03-2013 01:54 PM

Thats a great looking mallet. Well done.

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#6 posted 04-03-2013 01:56 PM

Great klubbe! And the head don’t have to be round, it can be square if someone does not have a lathe!

-- Dennis, WV

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#7 posted 04-03-2013 02:08 PM

Nice work.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#8 posted 04-03-2013 02:21 PM

Hah got a good laugh about the Klubbe as well. Thanks for posting

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#9 posted 04-03-2013 03:15 PM

Thanks for the comments. Just for clarification, I do not own a lathe nor was any part of this made on a lathe. I used a table saw, a drill press, and three layers of 3/4 inch wood for the laminated rectangular head. Then I cut the corners of the head off with a 12 degree cut and a 35 degree cut on the table saw and smoothed it out with a belt/disc sander. The handle is also laminated out of square stock, cut to shape with a bandsaw and rounded over at the router table.

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#10 posted 04-04-2013 06:15 PM

At first glance, I thought it was a SketchUp picture. Very nice!

-- Think of the solution, not the problem.

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#11 posted 04-05-2013 04:13 PM

Great looking and well made Klubbe! Beautiful shapes and wood combo. The finish sets it off. Great job!


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