Wood bodied plane mallet

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Project by lumberjoe posted 04-02-2014 08:44 PM 1713 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been using hand planes a lot more lately and I decided I really like the feel and performance of wood bodied planes. I threw some scrap padauk and cherry together and made a little mallet for adjusting the larger ones I am building. Leather for hitting wood, metal for striking the iron. This was a really simple project and a lot of fun

Laminations are HHG, it’s just burnished and then waxed.

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#1 posted 04-02-2014 08:49 PM

Looks useful, I wish I had one myself. I made a brass plane adjusting hammer, but it tends to dent wood bodies even with some adhesive felt I added for padding.

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#2 posted 04-02-2014 09:04 PM

classy little mallet! it has some nice character to it too!

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#3 posted 04-02-2014 09:14 PM

It looks good.

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#4 posted 04-02-2014 10:20 PM

wow very nice

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#5 posted 04-03-2014 12:11 AM

Classy looking plane mallet, Joe!

-- God bless, Candy

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#6 posted 04-03-2014 03:41 AM

Gorgeous mallet. The laminations are truly eye catching.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#7 posted 04-03-2014 02:06 PM

Thanks. It turned out a little better than I expected. I still need to make a smaller one to go along with it

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#8 posted 04-03-2014 07:46 PM

This looks great I bet you enjoyed making it and with results like this why buy ? You would never buy such a nice one anyway.I would urge everyone to have a go at making these mallets as I too have made quite a few and it is really good fun and very practical too as well as highly rewarding . Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#9 posted 04-08-2014 01:58 PM

Beautiful mallet! The woods are attractive and awesome finish. A very handy tool around the shop, great job!

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