Why buy a mallet

  • Advertise with us
Project by ThreeJs posted 07-14-2008 12:41 AM 1634 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Why buy a mallet
Why buy a mallet No picture No picture No picture No picture No picture
Zoom Pictures

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

6 comments so far

View Russel's profile


2199 posts in 3937 days

#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

View Roper's profile


1389 posts in 3711 days

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

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

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

View lew's profile


12060 posts in 3754 days

#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.

View trifern's profile


8135 posts in 3766 days

#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.

View snowdog's profile


1164 posts in 3981 days

#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"..

View Taigert's profile


593 posts in 3839 days

#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

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics