Wood Mallet

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Project by walnutcase78 posted 08-15-2013 03:40 PM 1534 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this last night. Maple head, Walnut handle.

Update: Decided to add two 1/2” walnut dowels for added strength since the lamination didn’t turn out as good as I’d hoped. Also finished with Watco Danish oil.

-- Bradley

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#1 posted 08-15-2013 03:53 PM

Nice looking beater… Purchased a preformed hickory handle from an antique store which I intend to make a mallet with at some point soon, still mulling over the desired head design. Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#2 posted 08-15-2013 04:49 PM

Its gorgeous. Laminated maple head? What stock did you start with? Looks like 2 pieces of 8/4, but i cant get a feel for the scale of the thing. How big is it?

-- Joseph, Irvine CA, @palas_woodcraft on Instagram

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#3 posted 08-15-2013 06:09 PM

Palaswood (Joseph): Yes the head is laminated, and I did start with 8/4 stock. The dimensions are about: Head=3.5”w x 6.25”l x 4.5”h, Tapered Handle (not inserted)= .75”w x 11”l x tapered from 2.25” to 1.5”.

-- Bradley

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#4 posted 08-15-2013 10:34 PM

Beautiful work. I made one similar to yours 20+ years ago. It will last forever. covered the malet ends with leather and it’s really held up well.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#5 posted 08-16-2013 12:18 AM

Nice job. I really need to put one of these on my to do list.

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