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Club style mallet from hand tools - PEP BB roundwood.sand.club

BB round wood woodworking - sand badge
 
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Here is my best attempt with some sumac. I will sand it smooth and maybe do crazy stuff like oil it after it dries. Sanding green wood no es bueno.
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I certify this BB is complete. Enjoy your new air badge too!

 
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The other day my joiner's mallet blew up. Oops!  Should have been using a froe beatle anyway for the job, but my beatle was already breaking apart. So I made a new beatle.
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Tree limb
Tree limb
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Trimmed limb w bow saw
Trimmed limb w bow saw
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Beatle in progress
Beatle in progress
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Beatle refined
Beatle refined
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Another view
Another view
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Third view
Third view
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Exploded mallet, axe used to shape beatle
Exploded mallet, axe used to shape beatle
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I certify this BB complete along with your new air badge!

 
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here is my mallet
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I certify this BB is complete.

 
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A quick 17" club.
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I certify this BB complete along with your new air badge! It looks like the handle is pretty fat but maybe you have big hands.

 
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My handle is thick but I'm not sure how stable this wood is, and it's better than the mallet I had before--nothing.  Also I have new blisters. So quitting while I'm ahead. Oh, and I guess my 4 inches went to 5. Or 6.  I'll probably cut that back after my blisters heal.

The wood was from a neighbor's tree that came down, I bribed the tree chipper team with some food from my garden.  I think they were confused.
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Keep whittling on that handle, it's still overly rough.

 
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Where did my other pics go? Hmmm... technology...
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In the middle of process.
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Ok how's this? My mallet went on a 30-minute diet.

Also I forgot my best joke--who will mallet the mallets? The pallets!  (I used a piece of pallet wood as a mallet to hit the blade, the curvy carved piece is a little mallet-shaped).
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I certify this BB complete! Looks a bit painful with that bump on the end rubbing your wrist but you can whittle it off later if you want

And congrats on your first air badge!

 
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Here is my submission for the club-style mallet roundwood BB.

I have included three photos for your review:
  - My chunk of wood that I started with and the draw knift amd hatchet
  - progress about half way through, with the hand tools used
  - final product held in your hand showing that your thumb and first finger can touch

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starting
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midway
midway
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finished
finished
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I certify this BB is complete.

 
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Lucky for me, I remembered to set aside some of the fresh cut maple from the hugelkultur project for my roundwood work.
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Starting wood and tools.
Starting wood and tools.
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A bit over 4" across, at not the widest point
A bit over 4" across, at not the widest point
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Partway
Partway
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Done
Done
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I certify this BB complete!

 
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