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Project by lumberjoe posted 148 days ago 1190 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.

-- www.etsy.com/shop/KandJWoodCrafts





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bobasaurus

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#1 posted 148 days ago

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.

-- Allen, Colorado

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Brett

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#2 posted 148 days ago

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

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16 http://www.TheCrookedNail.blogspot.com

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Don W

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#3 posted 148 days ago

It looks good.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#4 posted 148 days ago

wow very nice

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

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CFrye

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#5 posted 148 days ago

Classy looking plane mallet, Joe!

-- God bless, Candy

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BTKS

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#6 posted 148 days ago

Gorgeous mallet. The laminations are truly eye catching.

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

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lumberjoe

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#7 posted 147 days ago

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

-- www.etsy.com/shop/KandJWoodCrafts

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SCOTSMAN

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#8 posted 147 days ago

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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Fishinbo

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#9 posted 142 days ago

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

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