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Hey guys! My old mallet finally bit the dust and while I'm saddened
by the loss I'm also excited for something new.
My mallet was a square and what I would really like is a round mallet, mostly for mortise work and dovetails.
Is there someone here interested in turning a mallet for me?
Doesn't need to be exotic wood or anything super special. I need a tool that will last me for another 20 years or so.
If you are interested in something like this and have the time shoot me a pm with your price and what you think shipping would cost if you could.
Thanks!
Eric
 

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I'd love to but my turnings skills are not up to any standards at this time. Heck I got a lathe over a month ago and haven really got to turn yet.
You really don't need a lathe to make a mallet.
My first mallet I did in the swap was done without.
I used my bandsaw and drum sander, plus some carving tools.
 

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Crusader said:
Hey guys! My old mallet finally bit the dust and while I'm saddened by the loss I'm also excited for something new. My mallet was a square and what I would really like is a round mallet, mostly for mortise work and dovetails. Is there someone here interested in turning a mallet for me? Doesn't need to be exotic wood or anything super special. I need a tool that will last me for another 20 years or so. If you are interested in something like this and have the time shoot me a pm with your price and what you think shipping would cost if you could. Thanks! Eric
I can turn you one out of ash, oak, or maple
 

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I've worn out a number of wooden ones, and have gone to Wood is Good. If you want one to look at, get a wooden one. If you want one that's easy on your tools and elbow, get a WIG. I've used one all day for several days, and chisel, wrist, and elbow are no worse for the wear. I have a 12 and 30 oz. They both still look like they are new.

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