May must be Mallet Month

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Forum topic by TrBlu posted 05-01-2012 10:55 AM 1167 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-01-2012 10:55 AM

Of the woodworking related magazines that I receive, the this past week have seemed to have a common theme.

Last week, I received WOODCRAFT Magazine and WOODTURNING DESIGN.

The April/May issue of WOODCRAFT, p. 55, is an article titled: “Shop-Made Mallets, A Trio of Tappers for Your Tool Chest.” It contains plans / designs for making three different mallets.

The June issue of WOODTURNING DESIGN, p. 56, is an article titled: “Shopmade Mallet, It’s Small, but Hefty.” It contains step-by-step instructions to make, a weighted carvers mallet.

Then, yesterday, the June issue of WOODWORKER’S JOURNAL arrived. You guessed it. On page 26 there is an article titled “Turning a Carver’s Mallet and a Wooden Assembly Hammer.” It contains instructions for yet two more mallets.

Between the three magazines, there are six different and useful designs for shopmade mallets. So, is May going to be Mallet Month? Will we see a bunch of mallets from everyone in the next few days? I am already planning on making at least four of these. I just probably won’t get it done in May.

By the way, there are some other great articles in each of these issues. I just found it ammusing that they seemed to hit on the same theme during the same week’s mailout.

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim

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#1 posted 05-01-2012 05:17 PM

its really odd that they should all have the same type of project , and it just so happens that i was given a beautiful mallet from this very same lumber jock, and its a beauty, so im sure your mallet store is down one and ill be waiting to see what you make with these new and up and coming mallets…grizz

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#2 posted 05-02-2012 07:50 PM

Just in time too.. I have been collecting a few pieces of wood for making a couple mallets. :)

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