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Forum topic by WEASEL posted 07-10-2010 07:26 AM 6129 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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WEASEL

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07-10-2010 07:26 AM

I was watching a Roy Underhill program on dove tails and he had shown a wooden mallet that was designed by Abraham Lincoln. I was wondering if anyone knows if there are plans available? I tried to build it off of 10 seconds of footage and to say the least I got it together but it was ugly and when I say ugly, I mean JACKED-UP. So if you can help I would be much abliged. thanks

-- WEASEL, Anthem AZ


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#1 posted 07-10-2010 07:33 AM

I’ve seen him use several different types. Could you describe it a little more?

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#2 posted 07-10-2010 07:41 AM

Add a link to the site you watched it on.

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#3 posted 07-10-2010 06:54 PM

http://www.pbs.org/woodwrightsshop/video/2600/2613.html is this what you meant.
I couldn’t find the one designed by Abe but it shows what is called fox wedging.

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#4 posted 07-10-2010 10:22 PM

Weasel, I found the article on how to build that mallet. It is in Woodworker’s Journal August 2001 volume 25 number 4 issue. If you can’t find it let me know and I will scan it and send it in your private e-mail to you.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#5 posted 07-11-2010 12:12 AM

Thank you Gregn. I will check it out and let you know if i find it

-- WEASEL, Anthem AZ

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#6 posted 07-11-2010 05:50 AM

Gregn, I was not able to find the plans so if you could send them to jacobwease@live.com I would be very thankful. Thanks for the help.

-- WEASEL, Anthem AZ

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#7 posted 03-02-2012 01:42 AM

Roy does an article in this month’s (April 2012) Popular Woodworking. I’m laying out the project—even now.

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#8 posted 03-02-2012 01:48 AM

You can take a class with Roy on the mallet:

http://www.woodwrightschool.com/making-the-mystery-mallet/

Edit: Included picture:

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