Mallet

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  • #14715
    George Bridgeman
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    I made a mallet, following Paul’s guide on his blog. The head is laminated from three pieces of maple, the handle is oak. I’ve not shaped the handle yet as I’m seeing where I hold it most – the head is quite heavy so it’s a bit of an adjustment!

    Pretty quick to make and shape. Fun project!

    George.

    "To know and not do is to not know"

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    #14719
    Ken
    Participant

    Nice job George, looks a nice sturdy mallet.

    #14722
    STEVE MASSIE
    Participant

    Nice looking mallet, great job. Your shop looks awesome also from what I can see.

    Steve

    Steve Massie, I live in the great State of Florida, US

    #14724
    Mark Armstrong
    Participant

    Nice job George.

    Have a plastic face hammer like Paul uses but I still prefer my old mallet. I also have a carvers mallet that’s quite nice to use as well.

    I have always wanted to make a mallet out of a bit of Lignum Vitae as one of these will last for ever.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #14725
    jgust747
    Participant

    nice work Gorge, I just looked at some mesquite wood yesterday and was thinking to pick up a board to make a mallet.

    Dallas, Texas

    #14730
    David Gill
    Participant

    Nice job George, it looks like you have loads of natural light in your shop

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

    #14735
    dmarshall83
    Participant

    The mallet looks great. Gotta ask what are the ski goggles on your bench for?

    Dan Marshall

    #14741
    George Bridgeman
    Participant

    Thanks for the comments!

    Steve, it’s my new shop. I’ll post some more pics once I’ve tidied it up a little! Still moving bits and pieces around as I use it more.

    Mark, I’ve been using the plastic face hammer until now. It’s been fine until I tried it with a mortise chisel. It doesn’t have the mass to give the chisel a proper strike, unlike this one that is probably going to require me to go to the gym! I may make a smaller one that is easier to wield.

    David, we’re having a bit of a heat wave at the moment here in England. It was 31 degrees (Celsius) in the shop yesterday, so lots of natural light. And sweat!

    Dan, the goggles are safety goggles I wear when using the band saw. They’re pretty much air tight and fit over normal glasses. Great for keeping very fine dust out of my eyes. It looks a bit weird wearing them though, especially with a respirator and ear defenders!

    George.

    "To know and not do is to not know"

    #14749
    Mark Armstrong
    Participant

    George you wont have to go to Gym you will be surprised how nice a mallet is to use. In fact you’l be using less force and for those little taps needed to do more intricate work is so easy. 😉
    Plastic/rubber hammer lot at work putting office furniture together a good assembly hammer.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #14766

    Nice big hammer George.

    Toronto, Canada

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