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Club style mallet - PEP BB roundwood.sand.club

BB round wood woodworking - sand badge
 
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L. Johnson wrote:
Gunnar, you're missing a picture of you holding it and showing your thumb and forefinger touch. Can you post the additional photo? Then we can probably approve it.



Of course!  I apologize for my negligence.
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Mallet in hand
Mallet in hand
 
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I made the club style mallet out of some wood from a tree that was removed at the nearby school. Based on the grain pattern, I believe it to be the trunk of a young ash tree.
This mallet should be a significant improvement over my previous hatchet mallet, which was just a branch that was too fat to comfortably hold.
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Log, before shaping
Log, before shaping
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cut to length with pruning saw, shaped with hatchet
cut to length with pruning saw, shaped with hatchet
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Fits comfortably in hand. smoothed handle a bit with knife.
Fits comfortably in hand. smoothed handle a bit with knife.
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L. Johnson approved this submission.
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This is step 1 for me to learn everything I can about round-wood woodworking to build a farm-stand from the land. Let the adventure continue!!!

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My new club raw
My new club raw
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Half wayish
Half wayish
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Finished Mallot
Finished Mallot
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This is number two the first one I did not get all the pics I needed so I did a new one. the wood is a maple from my buck saw I need it shorter and I needed a green log win win!! the first pic I took most of the bark off. Then I made my cut for the head then it hit me I need a pic dam. so there it is my club and I love it.
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Nicole Alderman approved this submission.
Note: I hereby certify that this badge bit is complete! Though usually mallets are longer, you specified that you needed a short one. Good job making a mallet for the purpose you need it for!

 
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Club style mallet
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starting log
starting log
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1/4 carved
1/4 carved
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1/2 carved
1/2 carved
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completed mallet
completed mallet
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Nicole Alderman approved this submission.
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This is my submission for the club style mallet BB. This was my second attempt - the first ended up as firewood. I am pleased with how the mallet turned out. I put chamfers on the head and handle and used just a knife to give it a smooth finish that's pleasing to hold. It's a bit too long for my comfort, but I left it to meet the requirements of the BB. I'm looking forward to using it.
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The log I started with and the tools I've selected to use
The log I started with and the tools I've selected to use
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I've finished the axe work and are ready to put on final details
I've finished the axe work and are ready to put on final details
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The finished mallet in my hand with chamfers and knife smooth handle
The finished mallet in my hand with chamfers and knife smooth handle
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Found out while volunteering last week, that my county sometimes just burns brush that's too small for sawyers. We cut back some pretty nice black walnut and bitternut hickory and I could not just let them go to waste. Some I'm going to use on spoons hopefully, but decided I would make a mallet from one of the black walnut logs
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Logs I picked out while volunteering
Logs I picked out while volunteering
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Home and stacked...for now
Home and stacked...for now
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Black walnut I liked... length
Black walnut I liked... length
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width
width
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some initial cutting with a hatchet
some initial cutting with a hatchet
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got too cold, came inside for my chisel and drawknife- here's the tools too
got too cold, came inside for my chisel and drawknife- here's the tools too
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Almost done, but it's a little too big and I want that bark off
Almost done, but it's a little too big and I want that bark off
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switched to a smaller chisel to do some detail work and planing
switched to a smaller chisel to do some detail work and planing
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Done. Finally I can stop using that rubber mallet
Done. Finally I can stop using that rubber mallet
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Mike Haasl approved this submission.
Note: Nice job!  The photo of the chisel pointing at your legs made me cringe a bit...

 
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To document this Badge Bit, provide proof of the following as pictures or a video (<2 mins):

  - Your chunk of wood that you are starting with (about 16 inches long and 4 inches in diameter)
  - progress about half way through, with the hand tools you have decided to use for this
  - final product held in your hand showing that your thumb and first finger can touch (any fatter than that and your hand will get very tired using it)

Starting wood:


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Dimension Check:



Grip Check:
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