Assembly Mallet

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Project by Airframer posted 211 days ago 1314 views 6 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had noticed some black marks appearing on my tool cabinet build around the joints. It took me a bit to figure it out when it hit me that it was my black rubber mallet that was leaving them.

So I decided to build a new assembly mallet to replace that one with.

I patterned it to match my larger beater mallet but in negative.

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Made from Jatoba and Maple with 2 layers of thick leather on each face. The head is also a deadblow filled with BB’s.

Finish is Danish Oil and will get a coat of wax once that is dry.

Thanks for looking!

*EDIT 01JUL2014

This turned out to be my entry in this years Mallet Swap sent to it’s new home with LJ Palaswood.

-- Eric -

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#1 posted 211 days ago

Great mallet. Like the details.

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#2 posted 211 days ago

Beautiful Eric.

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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#3 posted 211 days ago

Eric, it came out well. Did you use the sawdust in the BB’s?

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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#4 posted 211 days ago

Great looking mallet! Nice job

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#5 posted 211 days ago

Thanks guys!

Yep, I added some sawdust to the BB’s. They still rattle around a bit but I don’t mind it.

-- Eric -

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#6 posted 211 days ago

Looks awesome Eric. Love the pos/neg thing ya got there.

-- In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

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#7 posted 211 days ago

Thanks John. I wanted it to kinda match (gotta look good in my cabinet right?) but be different enough to know right off which is which lol.

-- Eric -

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#8 posted 211 days ago

nice looking mallet.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#9 posted 211 days ago

Looking good, Eric! Very nice details.

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

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#10 posted 211 days ago

@AF—Now you have yin and yang mallets! +1 on the positive/negative design. They have a similar design to the dividers you made and posted before (from my memory).

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#11 posted 211 days ago

Great looking. I like the details on the handle. I’ve used lead shot in mallet heads and have added epoxy to keep them from moving.

-- Glen

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#12 posted 211 days ago

Nice looking mallet, it should serve you well.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#13 posted 211 days ago

Well done AF.

-- ~Tony

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#14 posted 210 days ago

Nice and handy work!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#15 posted 210 days ago

Thanks guys! It was a lot of fun to make and it felt good to toss the old rubber mallet to the side. Now I just need to get busy using this thing ;-)

-- Eric -

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