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  • tex101
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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

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  • MartyFromKingston
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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.

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  • iamtooler
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    looks too nice to use.
    Rob

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  • nnieman
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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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  • tex101
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    Mallet

    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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