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Sorry - Amazon shows "Currently unavailable" with no ETA as to when it might be available.

paul wheaton wrote:https://amzn.to/2u8M3Fm





https://amzn.to/2u8M3Fm

 
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That's the thing we have here - and I did buy it on amazon.  

But here is another thing:

https://amzn.to/2Cs5AFD



https://amzn.to/2Cs5AFD
 
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Edit: fixed the attachments.

Smashed out another mallet tonight. The hole in the green wood was a pain to make, but I finally got there by chiseling enough of a hole to then use a drill bit/auger.

Took a fair bit of whittling the handle and trying it in the hole, only to get it stuck halfway and then bash it back out with a metal rod to whittle down some more.

I peeled the bark off the hammer part, but I left the bark on the handle for now. I will probably shape the handle a bit more in the future.

Here are the photos:

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everything to make a compound mallet
everything to make a compound mallet
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cutting greenwood head for mallet
cutting greenwood head for mallet
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cutting mallet handle
cutting mallet handle
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shaping mallet handle
shaping mallet handle
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shaping mallet handle
shaping mallet handle
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fitting handle to mallet head
fitting handle to mallet head
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finished compound mallet
finished compound mallet
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compound mallet
compound mallet
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Lordy but that was a hard hole to drill!!! Good thing I know how to sharpen old drill bits. Had to lean on it with all my weight to get it done.
Real tight fit with the handle. Happy with that.
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mallet materials and tools
mallet materials and tools
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drilling handle hole
drilling handle hole
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drilling handle hole
drilling handle hole
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hole drilled in greenwood mallet head
hole drilled in greenwood mallet head
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compound mallet
compound mallet
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finished mallet
finished mallet
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Compound Mallet, and a few helpers.

I improvised to get the handle through the head without a large bit.  Combo chisels and narrowed handle.
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wood for mallet
wood for mallet
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wood working helper
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hole drilled in mallet head
hole drilled in mallet head
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shaping handle
shaping handle
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shaping handle
shaping handle
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finished mallet
finished mallet
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finished mallet
finished mallet
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I built a mallet at the PEP1 event today!  The handle was a dead chunk of serviceberry and the head is from the same tree my club mallet came from.  I really lucked out on getting the handle to fit.  Shaving it down on the shave horse was very helpful.  Thanks Jeremy for the use of your brace and bit
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Handle is in the shaving horse
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Compond mallet
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wood for compound mallet
wood for compound mallet
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tools to make compound mallet
tools to make compound mallet
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compound mallet
compound mallet
 
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My first compound mallet... some freshly cut fir for the head, some older, much drier fir for the handle. I clamped the head in a vise to use a manual drill, then used hatchet and Morakniv for shaping and a rasp to smooth the end to go in the hole. Knocked it down and in with the hatchet and there is no movement at all.
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wood to build mallet
wood to build mallet
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making compound mallet
making compound mallet
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finished compound mallet
finished compound mallet
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Daryl Pierce wrote:Compond mallet



Could you tell us a bit about the wood, and show a picture of the handle going all the way through the head of the mallet? Then I can certify it! Thanks!
 
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