old mallet broke...

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Project by Gerry2stitch posted 03-23-2014 05:52 PM 1130 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

my old mallet that i built out of pallet wood splintered a while back so I finally got round to replacing it. Made this one out of some walnut and hickory I had on hand. The center section is filled with bird shot and has the grain running perpendicular to the walnut outer sections. Hopefully this will keep it from coming apart like my last one. The handle is held in with a double wedge and the brass pins should help keep the lamination together with the beating Ill put it through. Plus its damned pretty.

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#1 posted 03-23-2014 06:02 PM

Super pretty. The brass is a great touch, too.

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#2 posted 03-23-2014 08:05 PM

thanks. had to add it because the first attempt this morning the handle wedge blew it apart. I originally used plywood for the core and it de-laminated when I drove the wedge

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#3 posted 03-26-2014 02:34 PM

That looks fab. Much better than the one I made and then broke

-- It's worth every moment of effort you put in if the kids enjoy it!

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#4 posted 03-26-2014 03:50 PM

I like the simple design and details. Very nice looking and I’m sure it’s effective. Nice work!

-- --Sauerkins; Duluth, MN

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