Woodworkers mallet

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Project by sedcokid posted 2230 days ago 1677 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this out of necessity. I needed a mallet to use with my chisels and didn’t have one. I made this one from what I remember my Great Uncle had. The wood is Cherry and Maple, I fabricated the handle out of Maple and made a Cherry wedge to hold it in the head. I then covered the faces with rawhide to protect the face.

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Callum Kendall

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#1 posted 2230 days ago

Great work!

Thanks for the post


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#2 posted 2230 days ago

That should do the trick! Nice work.

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#3 posted 2230 days ago

Beautiful yet functional. Nice job. Thank you for sharing.

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

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#4 posted 2230 days ago

That is sweet. Looks like a good wacker. Did you put in any lead weights?

Nice job,

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#5 posted 2230 days ago

Very nice mallet indeed : )

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#6 posted 2230 days ago

great looking malllet … best one I’ve seen in a long time. What glue did you use on the leather ?

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#7 posted 2230 days ago

I think your Great Uncle may have subscribed to ShopNotes by Woodsmith. bbqKing

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#8 posted 2230 days ago

Very nice. Your choide of wood looks great together.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#9 posted 2229 days ago

I need one of those … very nice mallet. Did you use a lathe at all?

-- Tim from Iowa City, IA

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#10 posted 2229 days ago

that a nice looking mallet! I gotta make me one of those someday…

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#11 posted 2229 days ago

Nice looking Mallet, have fun pounding on your chisels.

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#12 posted 1989 days ago

Very nice, much better lookinng than mine.

-- Chris

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