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No, I guess I'll remake it. Old one was too small in diameter. How about this one...
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Before pic - diameter
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Length
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Finished
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Here's my mallet pictures and a few extraneous process time-lapses.  

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I made this one at the PEP1 event from a tree Paul cut down.  Knots were deliberately located in the club part for durability.  Size was suggested by Fred, possibly because the other ones on site are a bit big.
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Chunk o' wood
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Using the froe to split the handle down to diameter (bow saw to cut in from the side)
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Work of art (not fine art)
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Club style mallet
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A chunk of wood and a stupid looking hat
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Tools and progress
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Tada!
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Cut off a 16+” chunk from  a tree I felled and peeled yesterday, clamped it and cut the handle with a bow saw to the depth of the bow saw’s blade. Used a froe and mallet to take off material from the handle area. After that, a hatchet and my Morakniv to get it down in diameter comfy to hold and smooth it. Used the Japanese saw to remove some of the shavings too. A draw knife to knock down edges on the ends
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Decided it was time to try out this BB after a passing RV took out a low hanging branch in front of where I work. I've been having trouble getting my hands on some round wood, so this was a nice little bit of good luck.


Here's the branch I cut from.


My starting stock. Each about 12" long.


After removing the bark and roughing out the handle. I opted for a tapered handle to reduce the stress concentration that 90 degree angles create.


The completed mallet after shaping with a knife and a bit of sanding. A little small, but I think it will get the job done. Complete with ergonomic handle!
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Here's the branch I cut from.
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My starting stock. Each about 12" long.
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Roughing out the handle. I opted for a more tapered joint.
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the completed mallet. Complete with ergonomic handle!
 
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Don't see any pictures of the ones posted
 
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how to post images
 
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Kevin: The pics you posted are on google user, and are password protected, so we can't see them. Attach them to your post (at the bottom of the reply window, the tab marked attachments) and they will be uploaded to the Permies server and not behind your google password anymore, so we can all see them.
I look forward to seeing your work!

PM me if you need more information than that on how to do it, happy to help! :D
 
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