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  1. #1
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    Dec 2006
    Oliver Springs, TN

    brass mallet

    A friend that's a machinist gave me a piece of 2" brass round. I figured I'd try and make me a mallet. I've got it started. I did some work on my wood lathe, drilling a hole for a tenon, rounding the edges, putting a slight chamfer on the bottom, and the handle epoxied in. It's not perfect, but for free she'll pass!

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  2. #2
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    Feb 2012
    St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
    Oh, that kind of mallet. Looks good, and should give good service.

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  3. #3
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    May 2007
    Thomasville, GA
    Free is good and you made it real good, John!!!
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  4. #4
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    Mar 2015
    Parker County, Texas
    I happen to like mallets. Everyone in my shop I made. Though they all are made from wood. Mine or all pecan or bodark. I like what you did here. I'm not particularly wild about the green, but all to their own on color. But, the handle design and all is great! And, as you said free is good! Free is always good.

  5. #5
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    Jun 2008
    GTA Ontario Canada
    Nice carving mallet John and free brass always welcome.

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  6. #6
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    Dec 2006
    Oliver Springs, TN
    Thanks guys! Here's a finished shot. My metal turning could be a little better, but heck I think for using a wood lathe it'll do.

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  7. #7
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    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    That came out looking real nice, John.
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  8. #8
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    Dec 2006
    Yorktown, Virginia
    You can be proud of that one, John. I was looking at a similar mallet the other day and wondering if I could find thick walled brass tubing to make one. The one I looked at had a thru handle and it looked like the brass tube had 1/2" thick walls. Either that or it was a casting.

  9. #9
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    Jul 2011
    The Gorge Area, Oregon
    The transition from the head to the handle is spot on. Very nicely done. The detailing on the front is pretty spiffy as well. I have a little shop fox mallet that's about the same size and its been real handy, I'm betting you'll like this one a lot.

  10. #10
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    Reno NV
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