Carving Mallet made from necessity.

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Project by brianinpa posted 07-31-2008 03:22 AM 2008 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my latest entry into the build your own mallet show. I can never seem to find a mallet that I want or like so I settle for building it the way I like. This one is an ash head with a walnut handle that goes through the head. Dimension are: 8” long handle with a 2¾” diameter head. I made this mallet and used it when carving my wife’s wedding anniversary present and “Serve it up with style” entrant. My lathe has the mirror image of this one chucked up right now: ash handle/walnut head. The more tools I make, the more I like doing it.

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

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#1 posted 07-31-2008 03:36 AM

Nice crisp glue lines. great job all around.

-- We can't all be heroes, somebody has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by. (Will Rogers 1879-1935)

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#2 posted 07-31-2008 03:59 AM

very nice mallet. keep up the good work.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#3 posted 07-31-2008 04:09 AM

Nice looking mallet , thats going to be my next project . How deep does the handle run into the head ?

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#4 posted 07-31-2008 04:24 AM

Nice mallet Brian. Thanks for sharing.

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

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#5 posted 07-31-2008 04:40 AM

I’ve been looking for that thing!

Where did you find it?? ;>)

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

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#6 posted 07-31-2008 04:43 AM

Great job. Now who lost it and who found it. Where was it found and when will there be anothere one there waiting to be found?

Lots of questions.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#7 posted 07-31-2008 05:10 AM

Brian very nice job. You did a great job on your wife’s anniversary gift too.

I keep meaning to try one of these (the mallet, not the gift for your wife) and never seem to get around to it.

Karson, speaking of questions…
Brian, is “necessity” a hardwood or softwood? Is it an exotic or a domestic?

-- Martin, Kansas

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#8 posted 07-31-2008 01:40 PM

My Dad acquired a lathe awhile back so while I was visiting last year I just had to play with it and made a mallet. It looks like the old gavel style but I love it for many uses and can’t do without it.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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#9 posted 08-01-2008 05:41 AM

Nice work. What finish did you use?

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#10 posted 08-01-2008 05:46 AM

Very nice, it looks almost too nice to use.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#11 posted 08-01-2008 05:50 PM


Minwax poly is all that I used on this one.

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

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