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Box Joint Mallets

author-gravatar joshcraigrainey Sep 12, 2017

I wanted to try my hand at a more complicated project than I am used to.  I am starting to get more serious about the hobby and finally have space to do it in.  So I thought up this design so that I could try making box joints for the first time.  I also needed a mallet.  One of the box joint ones (the larger one) is for my friend that helped me pick up some lumber in his truck.  I am quite happy with them, though I know they aren't perfect.  I think my friend will enjoy it as well.

Edit: One thing that I didn't document, is that I used copper ball bearings in about half of them.  I used them in varying amounts to test what I liked and how hefty each one would be.  The dead blow mallets were quite nice, but I liked making both, one for finesse and one for heft.

Edit 2:  I was learning a lot about what makes the mallet better or worse structurally, as well as wanting to play around with different designs.  I really learned a lot about woodworking with this project.  Likewise, I was having quite a bit of fun making these and they seem to be decent presents for people that like to tinker in the shop, so I kept going and made a gob of them.

Photo of Box Joint Mallets
Photo of Box Joint Mallets
Photo of Box Joint Mallets
Photo of Box Joint Mallets
Photo of Box Joint Mallets
Photo of Box Joint Mallets
Photo of Box Joint Mallets
Photo of Box Joint Mallets
Photo of Box Joint Mallets
Photo of Box Joint Mallets

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