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Project by GeorgeInNWFla posted 10-18-2013 05:14 PM 818 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got the notion to build this mallet from Steve Ramsey at Woodworking for Mere Mortals.com. Really nice guy and has tons of really cool and easy projects. But I digress… I used walnut and pine?maybe to make this one. I think it’s pine because the first time I tapped a dowel with it, it got dented. It now has a strip of an old leather belt across the face to keep that from happening again. I melted down several fishing weights to give it more heft

-- Leave out the fiction. The fact is this friction will only be worn by persistence. Leave out conditions. Courageous convictions will drag the dream into existence.





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 10-18-2013 05:38 PM

Cool mallet and your right Steve is fun.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 10-19-2013 05:11 PM

Nice mallet. I’ve got to make me some.

Noticed your picture of your lead pouring. I’ve done this on some of my projects and found that if you heat the lead just enough to be fluid, you will avoid scorching the wood. I get my lead from tire stores and use a coffee can and MAPP torch to melt my lead. Works great.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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GeorgeInNWFla

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#3 posted 10-21-2013 03:49 AM

Yeah, that’s what I did. The wood got scorched because the lead didn’t level evenly, so I had to reheat it with the torch so the wood would lay flat against each other. Live and learn :)

-- Leave out the fiction. The fact is this friction will only be worn by persistence. Leave out conditions. Courageous convictions will drag the dream into existence.

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