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Project by PAJA posted 299 days ago 2075 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 299 days ago

very nice job

-- Stevo

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BTimmons

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#2 posted 299 days ago

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 299 days ago

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 299 days ago

Very Nice Project and Well Done! Thanks For Posting.

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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Manitario

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#5 posted 299 days ago

these are awesome!

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

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tyvekboy

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#6 posted 299 days ago

Very nice.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA

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Rockbuster

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#7 posted 299 days ago

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 299 days ago

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 298 days ago

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 297 days ago

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 260 days ago

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 260 days ago

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 251 days ago

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 251 days ago

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

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