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Posted on How much angle if any do you like to put on your mallet?

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Gofor

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#1 posted 04-29-2010 02:01 AM

I always angle mine where the face is flat to the table with my hand gripped on the handle and my knuckles not quite touching the table. This allows me to grab it where comfortable to me depending on the head weight, and allow me to strike a flat blow without smashing my knuckles. This also means that the angle changes slightly as I mill off the face surface as it gets damaged.

Different angle for each mallet depending on head size/weight and where I want to normally grab the handle.

When making one for someone else, the first step is to get the cross-sectional size and shape of the handle comfortable for the user. After making the handle, it is mated to a head blank, and then the face angle is adjusted depending on where the user wants to grip it for a good balance feel depending on head weight. (I have only made one other for someone else, but they really enjoyed using it)

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