Mallet handle repair
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Years ago my BIL gave me a rawhide, maple handled mallet. It was new, possibly swiped Uhoh  from Beech Aircraft where he worked at the time.

I've abused and used it. I splintered off part of the handle long ago, using it for pushing out piston rods from engines. (I know I know Uhoh )
So I've elected to repair, instead of replace the handle.

   

Here's the start. I found some maple scrap about the right size.

   
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  Re: Mallet handle repair by Stwood_ (Years ago my BIL gav...)
Are you going to smooth off the split edge, attach the new piece and carve/whittle to match?
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  Re: Mallet handle repair by Stwood_ (Years ago my BIL gav...)
Yes sir ......................
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  Re: Mallet handle repair by Stwood_ (Years ago my BIL gav...)
Ok. Just wondered, seemed the easiest/best route to go.
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  Re: Mallet handle repair by Stwood_ (Years ago my BIL gav...)
No reason to give up on a good tool just 'cuz it's got a couple of miles on it.
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  Re: RE: Mallet handle repair by WxMan (No reason to give up...)
(02-12-2019, 09:14 AM)WxMan Wrote: No reason to give up on a good tool just 'cuz it's got a couple of miles on it.

That's the way I see it, plus it becomes a wood project. Big Grin



Got my parrot vise and homemade swivel mount out and proceeded to hand dress the handle down.


   
   
   
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  Re: Mallet handle repair by Stwood_ (Years ago my BIL gav...)
Block plane, rasp, then one of Dom's credit card sized scrapers, we're getting there.
Have a small split on the bottom side I think I will chisel off and insert a patch.

   
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  Re: Mallet handle repair by Stwood_ (Years ago my BIL gav...)
I would have gone to the wood pile, pulled out a straight grained piece of hickory, split it down to rough size, and carved out a new handle. But this gave you a nice project.

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