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Joe Lyddon

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11-22-2016 10:26 PM

Topic tags/keywords: mallets dowels mallets using dowels instructable cool

Another Instructables item… Very interesting…

Mallets... Yes, MORE Mallets... with dowels.

Just another way to put Mallets together… this is a unique / different way from the Norm…

Enjoy!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"


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bandit571

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#1 posted 11-22-2016 10:36 PM

All I did was turn mine on the lathe..

About a 3” x 3” block of Spalted Maple…became the larger mallet..

The “wee one” was used as a pattern. I wanted something that fit my hand better…..been using it ever since…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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mrbob

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#2 posted 11-22-2016 11:30 PM

That is how I make mine but I use my Mortiser and a square dowel. That looks a bit easier since a drill bit is longer then most Mortiser chisels.
I cut my faces at about a 5* angle, and on one face I epoxy on 1/4” shoe sole leather. I use that side when I want a softer surface but it is dense and I have dented White Ash with the corner edge of the leather sole material in an experiment.
Since I used to be a gun stock and pistol grip maker, I put finger grooves on the handle using my spindle sander.

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doubleDD

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#3 posted 11-23-2016 01:42 AM

That’s an easy way to build a mallet. There are many mallets for many uses.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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distrbd

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#4 posted 11-23-2016 02:06 AM


All I did was turn mine on the lathe..

About a 3” x 3” block of Spalted Maple…became the larger mallet..

The “wee one” was used as a pattern. I wanted something that fit my hand better…..been using it ever since…

- bandit571


I love that mallet you made,if I had a lathe I would have made a couple like that,the other type is alright too but the head needs to be weighted .

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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Roger

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#5 posted 11-30-2016 03:39 PM

The Instructables site is amazing. Thnx for sharing Joe

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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woodbutcherbynight

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#6 posted 11-30-2016 03:47 PM

I have a neighbor that took a 16 oz ball peen hammer and routed out two pieces of oak for the head and used epoxy to glue it all up. Having used it I can tell you it is on the heavy side but hey it works.. LOL Looking at it you would never guess this method of construction. Looks just like any regular mallet you would find.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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