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Topic tags/keywords: question chisel mallet

I ave seen many great mallets on LJ’s for awhile now, and this weekend I made my daughters toddler bed. During that process I did a lot of chisel work and all I had was a deadblow hammer. Tis worked ok, but I figured if I had to cut more than what I did, I we be at it all week!

I decided I wanted to build one for this purpose. I have searched, like others have, for plans and the like, but have come up with nothing.

Can anyone tell me where I can find some, what wood to use, and basic dimentions?

Thanks for reading,

-- Semper Fi, Randy Sr.

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#2 posted 1796 days ago
try these plans. Depending on the size of the holes you drill you can adjust the weight.

-- Methods are many,Principles are few.Methods change often,Principles never do.

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#3 posted 1795 days ago

I have a story on a simple carvers mallet. I made a bunch of them in different sizes and styles, gasve some away but keep several around the shop because one was hardly ever close at hand when I need one!

Click Here to see the story

-- Tom Hintz,

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#4 posted 1795 days ago

I have built some mallets (see here if you like) out of black locust from my garden. The best shape – in my experience – is that of the first link posted by Lew.

-- Antonio

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#5 posted 1795 days ago

I have made a couple of mallets, (see projects), and they are rather easy. There are many ways to make them as there are styles…

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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on Steve ramsey’s website search mallet

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#7 posted 304 days ago

see this tutorial:
I think this is the easiest way to make a great, solid mallet. Basically the style recommended by Antonio (Lew’s first link), but with a laminated head with the slanted mortise let in.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#9 posted 245 days ago

glentruan: Those are so COOL and simple… Just what I’m looking for…
Can you share the Plan with us? Very nice idea you have there… using them for advertising, etc.! :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#10 posted 245 days ago

Do you sell those mallets? They look great! Couldn’t find anything about them on your website.

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