From a Pallet to a Mallet

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Project by A.Scott posted 07-15-2013 06:06 PM 1335 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a little time to kill and thought I would whip out a quick build. Then after building it I thought I would beat it up a little to add some character to it. I then gave it a dark walnut stain, whiped it down, then sanded it, and then gave it a couple more light stains with a weather pine finish to try and help it look a little more aged/used look.
After building it my 5 year old carried it around and my wife asked if this was for me or him…so I guess I have a couple more to build.

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#1 posted 07-15-2013 06:08 PM

Lol. I know how that goes. Nice work!

-- christopheralan

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#2 posted 07-15-2013 09:07 PM

Very nice.

-- Todd

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#3 posted 07-16-2013 01:37 AM

Looks great, nice reclaim. I see you have the inside glued at an angle how did you then do the handle?

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#4 posted 07-16-2013 09:39 PM

nice light mallet and a quick build

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#5 posted 07-17-2013 12:54 PM

Wiscobuilder, I admit this was my first one and I only had minutes to cut a handle. I measured the gap at the top and bottom, traced those measurements onto the handle and then used the table saw. I slowly raised / lowered the blade and did multiple passes to make the cut. I then sanded it with my orbital sander until it was good snug fit and then tapped it into place.
The next one I plan on making like Steve Ramsey has on his video.

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