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Tools of the Trade

Pictured below are three wooden mallets I’ve made, and my Japanese dovetail saw (which I didn’t make).  The mallet on the left is the one I use the most, in fact almost every project I make involves this mallet at some point.  The head is made of walnut and the handle is a laminate of curly cherry and maple.  The middle one is hardly ever used, unless I need to be really delicate.  I’ve actually broken the handle on it twice and had to repair it, this is due to the irregular grain.  Both the head and handle are maple.  The mallet on the right is what I use when I need to break something.  The head is three inch thick solid oak and the handle is a hard, red, tropical wood known colloquially as “break ax.”   Image

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Posted by John Speier on March 25, 2012
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  1. 03/25/2012

    nice mallets. sun’s out and 50 degrees. The snow is melting.

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