Why buy a mallet

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Project by ThreeJs posted 07-14-2008 12:41 AM 1387 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I just recently bought a froe, and needed a mallet. So I did what most of us do. I searched the internet for a mallet. I was knee deep into a google search, when it occured to me. “HEY!! I own a lathe, and have the June/July 2004 issue of wood magazine. I can make my own.” Ok. I had to look up the wood magazine part.

Anyway, I made this out of scraps. The head is ash, and the handle/shaft is cherry.

-- David, Charlotte NC

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#1 posted 07-14-2008 12:49 AM

Why buy a mallet? That was my question. Of course I don’t do any carving so my needs are minimal. However, when I do decide to buy a mallet, I’m going to buy yours. Well done.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#2 posted 07-14-2008 01:36 AM

very nice, i love turning mallets they are so much fun.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#3 posted 07-14-2008 02:36 AM

Double Satisfaction!

1. Making It 2. Pounding the tar out of something


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 07-14-2008 05:59 AM

Nice mallet. It turned out well. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#5 posted 07-14-2008 01:29 PM

“It turned out well.” that is funny.
I see the grain pattern but cant figure out how it was put together (attached). Maybe it is just to early in the AM for me :) I have only started my cup of coffee I’ll come back to this later today.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#6 posted 07-15-2008 06:04 AM

Very nice job

And you will get more satisfaction using the one you made vs. the one you would have bought.

We had to make a Maple mallet in College, it’s rectangular and laminated with eopoxy, it was one of our required projects.

I love beating things with it, and it does such a nice job. I still want to make one of Lee’s deadblow mallets.

-- Taigert - Milan, IN

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