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    Trip to Wall E World

    Was just to resupply the Vitamin B...
    Wallmart trip, Vitamin B.JPG

    happened to stroll down the aisle where all the tools seem to hang around....found a $6 hammer..
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    I think it MIGHT come in handy, to drive me chisels?
    Wallmart trip,Hammer info.JPG
    Will add a few wraps of black tape down at the end of the handle....lets me know when the grip is getting too far down...

    Will see how this hammer does, later...

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    Calling that a mallet is like calling a Shetland pony a draft horse.

    Even my dictionary feels different:

    mallet | ˈmalət |
    noun
    a hammer with a large, usually wooden head, used especially for hitting a chisel.
    For me the big head of a mallet helps to prevent a glancing blow from hitting my knuckles.

    They are easy enough to make:

    Mallet-Cherry.jpg

    This one was driving a 2" chisel today for a few cuts on some 3/4" rope.

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    Leftovers, good chisel.JPG
    But....overkill for these chisels.....

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    Hey Jim,

    I try never to hit my knuckles with a hammer or mallet. If I can keep my knuckles out of the way it gives me a much cleaner shot at my thumb.

    Stew

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    Seems that Paul Sellers is "pushing" this type of hammer....for use with the chisels he uses.

    For $6...I figured I could give it a try...beats using that 7oz rivetting (Steel) hammer that I was using....
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    And, since I retired this mallet a few years back....

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    Quote Originally Posted by steven c newman View Post
    Leftovers, good chisel.JPG
    But....overkill for these chisels.....
    That is when these are used:

    Mallet Faces.jpg

    They work great for light work.

    Both of these are of oak. One from a piece of a pallet the other from a tree that came down on a local golf course.

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    I retired mine....it was one I turned (back when I had a lathe) out of Maple.

    We'll give the Sellers version a go, for now....along with the one made with rolled up rawhide ( The Rowdy Yates Model)

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    Quote Originally Posted by steven c newman View Post
    I retired mine....
    Why? looks perfectly serviceable still....

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    It has lived a very hard life..
    IMG_0702.JPG
    IMG_0703.JPG

    And a wee bit of weight, handle is now heavier than the head...

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    Yeah, OK, retirement indeed - I see the date code on the first photo, 2014.

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    Speaking of Carver's Mallets, what can I do with the wax coated horror that replaced the Lignum Vitae treasure I stupidly loaned to a knucklehead?

    Get the wax off with, a) heat gun, b) hot water, or, c) ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by bill epstein View Post
    Speaking of Carver's Mallets, what can I do with the wax coated horror that replaced the Lignum Vitae treasure I stupidly loaned to a knucklehead?

    Get the wax off with, a) heat gun, b) hot water, or, c) ???
    You might try a solvent.

    You can also learn the lesson many of us learned long ago, do not loan your good tools. Among my tools are some that are what anyone who wants to borrow a tool will be offered. Some of these it wouldn't bother me if they didn't come back. Otherwise they have to pay a deposit of twice the replacement cost of the tool being borrowed in cash. This will usually ensure a quick return of a tool in good condition.

    jtk
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    New "mallet" has been put to work...
    2 drawer chest, flip over, done.JPG
    The black end works great....the yellow one seems to just bounce off
    2 drawer chest, first dry fit.JPG
    The yellow end seems more for assembly work..
    2 drawer chest, half way, first side.JPG
    Might just be a usable hammer....

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