Making a mallet

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  • #10279
    Dave
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    I was reading up on Pauls blog and came across his blog on mallets.  http://paulsellers.com/2012/07/why-not-mallets-myths-busted-again/

    He mentions making your own mallet and so I thought this would be a great little project to try.  Anybody have some plans on how to go about this?   My local lumber store has some round hunks of ironwood, lignum something…

     

    -Canada

    #10280
    Ken
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    Dave, see if this one is any good

    #10283
    Dave
    Participant

    Thank Ken!  That is so simple I might even be able to make that!

    -Canada

    #10284
    robinhc
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    I like the looks of mallet Steve Ramsey makes on Woodworking for Mere Mortals. I haven’t made one. I use the sears chisel hammer and round wood-carvers mallet I made from a black walnut tree branch in the 1980’s.  … Robin HC

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcaV5jWpR1k

     

    Robin ... Richmond, Virginia, USA

    #10297
    Ken
    Participant

    Thank Ken! That is so simple I might even be able to make that!

    Having seen your work Dave, I’m sure you can buddy.

    #10301
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Having seen your work Dave, I’m sure you can buddy.

     

    I’m in full agreement with Ken on that score and rightly so. 😉

    #10326
    MickA
    Participant

    Hi guys, I made my own mallet, using the same sizes as Paul suggests (roughly) and the same pattern as in Ken’s suggestion (again roughly). Maybe I just got lucky, but it’s a cracker! It fits beautifully in my hand, and the weight and balance are great. I also happen to think it’s handsome, but that may just be because I am its proud dad! I made it from beech, because it’s not easy to get hard maple or Osage orange this side of the Pond.  Give it a go; you’ll love the making and the using.

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