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Project by amagineer posted 320 days ago 885 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My brother bought an old Victorian house to renovate, and when I went into the barn I noticed three pieces of 8/4 Bubinga sitting in a dusty corner. He said I could have it, so as a thank you I made him a mallet with a Bubinga head and Hickory handle. I noticed all of the joints in the house used wedges for assembly, so I decided to do the same with the mallet and handle. I sealed the mallet and used the leather from an old lattice belt as a grip, applied with Barge cement. Thanks for looking. I am going back this weekend, maybe I will find more treasures.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#1 posted 320 days ago

Very nice and a great tool for any one’s shop. Really like the leather “handle.” It will definitely provide a good grip.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 320 days ago

Ahhh…the things I could crush with this! Very nice design.


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#3 posted 320 days ago

Wow! That is so cool. I’m sure your brother will use it to keep all the wedges in place.

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#4 posted 320 days ago

Great find – free wood is always good. Your brother should be quite pleased with his gift/reward.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#5 posted 320 days ago

really nice don, what a lucky finds, and i know in your hands it will be used in such a wonderful way…good luck with finding more treasures…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#6 posted 320 days ago

Great looking mallet…cool idea using the leather as you did… nicely done !!

And wow… 8/4 Bubinga laying around in an old barn…wish I was that lucky.

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#7 posted 319 days ago

That is Sweet! Don.
Nice touch with leather.

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#8 posted 317 days ago

That’s one great looking and well crafted mallet. I’m sure your brother will get plenty of use for it. Great job!

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#9 posted 317 days ago

That’s a wonderful tool and a very nice gift to your brother.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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