making a wooden mallet with scraps

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Forum topic by richardmylove posted 10-09-2007 03:59 PM 6712 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-09-2007 03:59 PM

i have a fair amount of scrap oak that i was thinking about making a mallet from, does anyone know how strong oak would be as a mallet, i plan on just making a carpenters mallet to use with my chisels and just bang around with. i have a beech mallet already and i was not sure how the two would compare.


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#1 posted 10-09-2007 09:06 PM

Hi Richard.

I’m sure oak will be fine. I’d expect the oak to dent and deform quicker than your beech mallet. But not so much that you won’t get good use from it. I made one on the lathe from a piece of red oak firewood and it’s doing well. And worse case, you have to make a new one in a few years if you really beat on this one. I get a kick out of using tools I’ve made.

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#2 posted 10-20-2007 01:44 AM

I’ going to make a mallet someday, right now i have an old hickory mallet that was a reject from a roofing project many (+20) years ago… great

-- Brad,--"The way to eat an eliphant is one bite at a time"

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