Making a mallet
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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…
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
Robin ... Richmond, Virginia, USA
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.Anonymous30 March 2013 at 4:59 pm #10301
Having seen your work Dave, I’m sure you can buddy.
I’m in full agreement with Ken on that score and rightly so. 😉
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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