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Club style mallet - PEP BB roundwood.sand.club

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Here's the simple mallet I carved today. I followed the "Carve a Simple Mallet With Only an Axe!" video tutorial. I brought out my hand saw but after a bit of time I decided to opt out of using it.

Here's a photo of the wood and the tools I would use to make the mallet.

Here's the mallet about halfway through working on the handle.

Here's the finished mallet held in my hand. Definitely fits well.

Here's the finished mallet with the axe. I used the axe almost exclusively as the saw seemed too slow to work with for the task. This was my first-ever authentic "hatchet job" beyond splitting wood or lopping branches, and I think I did all right.

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I'd say that this is skating close to the edge for the requirement that you can't get a splinter from the handle.  I'd love to see a bit smoother handle in the future.

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Location: PNW, Zone 8b
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I have no woodworking or bush-crafting experience, though I do spend a lot of time vicariously crafting through youtube.

The biggest obstacle was actually identifying/learning about local fauna and wood while alive and as discarded cutoffs (seems like a missing BB category). I'm 80% sure I've used Alder wood. Hard to work with, dramatic color changes and potentially decays fast, learning experience indeed.

The whole project took an afternoon.

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Mike Haasl approved this submission.
Note: Awesome job James!

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