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Project by PAJA posted 11-04-2013 03:15 PM 2292 views 13 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made a mallet for a friend that works at a distillery. It’s for pounding the bungs into the barrels. (Plus, if you are making something simple, and have enough scraps, why not make two?) Made from tight grain oak scraps and copper wedges. Signature Montana quarter.

Head is 2 3/4” x 3” x 4 7/8”
Handle is 7/8” x 1 1/4ish x 11 1/2”
Overall Length 14 1/2”

-- PAJA - Zootown, Montana "It's the Indian, not the arrow"





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stevo_wis

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#1 posted 11-04-2013 04:32 PM

very nice job

-- Stevo

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BTimmons

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#2 posted 11-04-2013 05:04 PM

The copper and quarters is a neat touch. Nice whackers.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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ColonelTravis

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#3 posted 11-04-2013 11:29 PM

There are already 5,000,000,000 mallets on this site I want to make and now there are 5,000,000,001.

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Rick

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#4 posted 11-05-2013 01:02 AM

Very Nice Project and Well Done! Thanks For Posting.

-- How long is a Minute? That depends on which side of the Bathroom Door You're On!

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Manitario

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#5 posted 11-05-2013 02:12 AM

these are awesome!

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#6 posted 11-05-2013 04:09 AM

Very nice.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA

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Rockbuster

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#7 posted 11-05-2013 04:17 AM

Well done, the quarter adds an air of elegance.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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Nindwood

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#8 posted 11-05-2013 04:48 AM

Way to support the cause Bro. Nice tools.

-- Narinder, Calgary, Ab. http://www.trimandcraft.ca/

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PAJA

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#9 posted 11-06-2013 01:20 AM

Thanks everyone for the warm welcome and the feedback. Forgot to mention that each mallet weighs about 30oz. Wasn’t sure what kind of lanyard or tie to use to hang them. Any tips or direction to find a good way to tie them off would be much appreciated.

Cheers
-PAJA

-- PAJA - Zootown, Montana "It's the Indian, not the arrow"

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terryR

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#10 posted 11-06-2013 02:32 PM

Very nice, WouldButcher! Classy lines, sweet inlays, beautiful oak…

Thanks for sharing!

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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mafe

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#11 posted 12-13-2013 08:10 PM

Wauuu that’s the coolest mallet!
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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mafe

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#12 posted 12-13-2013 08:14 PM

Not sure who is the more lucky.
You having a friend that works in a distillery.
Or your friend having you, making him such a beautiful mallet!

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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PAJA

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#13 posted 12-22-2013 08:01 PM

Always nice to get feed back from the ones you admire. All smiles.

Mads- My friend and I worked together for many years building and crafting in a high end cabinet shop. We also have been fortunate to go on many adventures together. This is just another chapter and I would like to think of us as equally fortunate.

Kindest regards
-PAJA

-- PAJA - Zootown, Montana "It's the Indian, not the arrow"

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PAJA

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#14 posted 12-22-2013 08:09 PM

-- PAJA - Zootown, Montana "It's the Indian, not the arrow"

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