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Forum topic by Rrrandy posted 04-22-2017 07:52 PM 628 views 0 times favorited 18 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Rrrandy

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04-22-2017 07:52 PM

Hey guys, show me your go to mallet(s). Not the one you keep in the glass showcase but the one you use daily. I know some of you guys have ten or twenty but just pick one or two that you use the most. Here are my two…my only two.

-- Y'all need to locate a sense of humor. Borrow one if you can't find yours...


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#1 posted 04-23-2017 01:07 AM

I just recently turned myself a carvers mallet but haven’t had an opportunity to use it yet so can’t say it is a go-to yet.
My soft-blow mallet is something I use almost everyday when out working in my shop. Its a Great Neck brand or something like that. It is a 32 oz soft and hard face. Wonderful tool.
And then I use the two Warrington style for most things where I need a steel hammer. The small one is a 10 oz and the larger one is at least 14 oz or larger.

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#2 posted 04-23-2017 01:17 AM

My go-to mallet was slapped together out of cheap pine.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#3 posted 04-23-2017 02:17 AM

my first projects on y lathe are mallets, 2 from 2×4s and the big one from maple log

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#4 posted 04-23-2017 02:28 AM

Made this last week to chop some mortises, has become my main chisel mallet.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#5 posted 04-23-2017 02:33 AM

Made this mallet with my new plane I received from Ripthorn from the last Surprise tool swap.
Thanks again buddy the plane works well.

The mallet’s held together with just a friction fit as there’s no glue or mechanical fasteners. And I’ve
used and abused it and it works without any problems.

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#6 posted 04-23-2017 02:34 AM



Made this last week to chop some mortises, has become my main chisel mallet.

- HokieKen

That’s what broke your chisel Kenny, good job!

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#7 posted 04-23-2017 02:34 AM


Made from recycled fabric softener jugs and other stuff

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#8 posted 04-23-2017 02:36 AM

Nicely done Kenny. I made a few different wooden mallets that I thought would work for chisel mallets but I have tinitis real bad and when I hear the noise from the wooden mallet hitting the chisel, it sets my tinitis off. I had to give up on the wooden mallets. Now I use the soft blow hammer. No noise to deal with. It’s heck getting old.


Made this last week to chop some mortises, has become my main chisel mallet.

- HokieKen


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#9 posted 04-23-2017 02:38 AM

I like your maple mallet. Pretty wood. It ought to do the job.
Mike


my first projects on y lathe are mallets, 2 from 2×4s and the big one from maple log

- Karda


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#10 posted 04-23-2017 02:42 AM



Nicely done Kenny. I made a few different wooden mallets that I thought would work for chisel mallets but I have tinitis real bad and when I hear the noise from the wooden mallet hitting the chisel, it sets my tinitis off. I had to give up on the wooden mallets. Now I use the soft blow hammer. No noise to deal with. It s heck getting old.

- BlasterStumps

I put leather on one of the faces and I have also started capping my chisel handles with leather. Definitely a different sound with the leather in there. Not sure if it would help with your tinitis or not but may be worth a try?

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#11 posted 04-23-2017 02:49 AM

Spalted maple..

Used a skinny mallet as a pattern to make one to fit the hands better..

Gave it a coat of The Brew…..for a dark colour like walnut….been in hard use ever since

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

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#12 posted 04-23-2017 07:12 PM

Only mallet in my shop. LOML uses it mostly to keep me awake!

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#13 posted 04-23-2017 07:16 PM



Only mallet in my shop. LOML uses it mostly to keep me awake!

- papadan


On top of your head or up along side?

-- Y'all need to locate a sense of humor. Borrow one if you can't find yours...

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#14 posted 04-23-2017 07:25 PM

That depends on the angle I’m sleeping at, usually up the side!

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#15 posted 04-23-2017 09:21 PM

From bottom to top:
Oak mallet made from wormy pallet wood. This I’d my go to for destructive tasks like hitting metal.

Maple mallet with walnut faces. One of my very first woodworking projects. Inside has holes hollowed out and filled with lead shot. This one helps to fit joints together or to take them apart. Also works well for driving my 1/2” mortise chisel.

Poplar carving mallet. This is my most used mallet. Wood is a bit soft but it works well. Turned it from a pattern in fine woodworking.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany

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