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    For my hand tool build i decided to make a mallet. I didn't know if I would get this done as my boys had 3 baseball tournaments the last 3 weekends. I used some 2x4 ipe for the head and maple for the handle. Planed the ipe down eo get rid of the round over on 1 side . Then I cleaned the ipe on the plane side with some acetone.
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    Cut the piece of ipe in half and glued it up with tb3
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    As i was waiting for the glue to dry I got a piece of maple ready for the handle and put it in the lathe and turned it down to shape.
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    Got the all sanded down nice and smooth.Then i put the chunk of ipe in the lathe to give a bit a sloped shape. Sanded the round corners up while it was on the lathe.
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    Forgot to get a pic of drilling the 1" hole in the head. Then i trimmed the end off the head to get rid of the marks from the spur and center. Sanded up the head with the ros. Put a coat of outdoor clear coat finish on the mallet.
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    Thanks for looking.
    Pete
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    That is one purdy mallet

    I usually make mine handle-through and wedge the top (because I feel like they`re stronger).
    However my dad picked one up at a garage sale that was made like yours and I used it for years before it loosened off....and it was old and well used when I got it.

    Nathan

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      looks too nice to use.
      Rob

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        Nice shape and I'm sure it's got a nice weight to it as well. Please let us know how the head's glue joint holds up in use, as I was thinking I'll have to do that to get a big enough piece for the one I'm contemplating making.
        All the best,

        Marty

        Secretary of Kingston Wood Artisans Inc. https://kwoodartca.wordpress.com/

        Master Mistake Fixer (because I've made them all... at least once)

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          Thanks a lot guys

          Nathan, August is busy with baseball games and tournaments for my kids it was a quick project.

          Rob, I needed a new mallet so it will get used.

          Marty, I am hoping the glue joint on the head holds up as this is the first time i have used ipe. I did research on gluing it up. There where differences on how to glue up. There is nice weight on the head for sure.

          Thanks Pete
          "I look to the future because that's where I'm going to spend the rest of my life."
          George Burns

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