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Shop Made Mallet

February 7th, 2009

Nothing supper impressive, but I had fun for about 5 hours last night. Used some leftover wood from Christmas projects.

I’ve been using a regular hammer for everything. But my family gave me a set of Ashley Isles chisels for Christmas and there is no way I’m going to even tap those with a metal hammer. I really need to get a decent rip Ryoba (my Marples one got use on too many construction projects, great for cutting PVC pipe, but pretty dull now, and this flush cut saw is NOT the right tool for this). Handle out of walnut.

Head and wedges out of purpleheart.

Head is about 5 1/4″ across and the whole thing weighs 1lbs 13oz. BLO on the head. Handle is BLO, Shellac, & past wax. I think I’ll make a smaller matching one tomorrow; shoot for around 1lbs and maybe a head that is around 3″- 4″ across.

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  1. April 25th, 2010 at 19:54 | #1

    That is a lovely mallet! I made a mallet too and it was such fun.

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