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No, I guess I'll remake it. Old one was too small in diameter. How about this one...
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Before pic - diameter
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Here's my mallet pictures and a few extraneous process time-lapses.  

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I made this one at the PEP1 event from a tree Paul cut down.  Knots were deliberately located in the club part for durability.  Size was suggested by Fred, possibly because the other ones on site are a bit big.
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Chunk o' wood
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Using the froe to split the handle down to diameter (bow saw to cut in from the side)
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Work of art (not fine art)
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Club style mallet
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A chunk of wood and a stupid looking hat
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Tools and progress
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Cut off a 16+” chunk from  a tree I felled and peeled yesterday, clamped it and cut the handle with a bow saw to the depth of the bow saw’s blade. Used a froe and mallet to take off material from the handle area. After that, a hatchet and my Morakniv to get it down in diameter comfy to hold and smooth it. Used the Japanese saw to remove some of the shavings too. A draw knife to knock down edges on the ends
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