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Club style mallet - PEP BB roundwood.sand.club

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This has re-kindled my interest in Indian Clubs.  It is an old, Victorian style of exercise, which is probably the most effective upper body exercise I've ever done for general health, fitness and endurance.  I think I'll carve some clubs in various weights and get back into it!



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I've carved my first piece of wood! I made a club style mallet using just a hatchet. Wood is an old pine log I found - in an urban area you work with what you can get.

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I had so much fun making this one and much prefer this over the compound mallet. Quicker, easier and I can make it as light or as heavy as I want!
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Tools and materials selected
Tools and materials selected
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Wooah we're half way there - ish
Wooah we're half way there - ish
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Final product
Final product
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Smooth as a baby's bottom
Smooth as a baby's bottom
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This was a fun project. The thinning was slow going until I read the BB page and saw that I could use a hatchet to remove wood. You can see it in the last pic of the gif - it sped things up!

I used a bow saw, a woodworking saw, an axe, a splitting wedge as a hammer, and a drawknife.

Maybe I can try selling this on Facebook marketplace for ~$200.
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Not a great angle but my arms are still in the photo - it is me I promise
Not a great angle but my arms are still in the photo - it is me I promise
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Making a Club style mallet. This one is now at the shower shack to use with the new kindling cracker.
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Chunk of wood
Chunk of wood
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Halfway with hand tools on the right
Halfway with hand tools on the right
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Completed
Completed
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Here is my first club mallet.
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Before I started
Before I started
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I used a draw knife, hatchet, and knife
I used a draw knife, hatchet, and knife
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All done
All done
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Here's the club style mallet made with the axe that I sharpened (badge synergy FTW).
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Log in it's original state
Log in it's original state
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halfway through rough stock removal with my newly sharpened axe
halfway through rough stock removal with my newly sharpened axe
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this is about as far as I got with just the axe and mallet before I gave in and decided to do the last part with a chisel
this is about as far as I got with just the axe and mallet before I gave in and decided to do the last part with a chisel
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It's very dense wood with a almost flat surface on one face so it will be interesting to see how it goes (I think it will last a bloody long time)
It's very dense wood with a almost flat surface on one face so it will be interesting to see how it goes (I think it will last a bloody long time)
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finished product it's not very pretty but it was a fun little project that took just under an hour all up.
finished product it's not very pretty but it was a fun little project that took just under an hour all up.
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I selected a piece of green lime. It's a bit of a pain to work but seems to be quite resistant to splitting which I thought was good for a mallet. I deliberately chose a section with some side branches as I felt the contrary grain would help with strength.

I used a small hatchet (one that I can get a good, sharp edge on) and a little sloyd knife for the tools.

The handle tapers from narrow to fatter and back to narrow. I can grip at the bottom for a bigger swing or in a "choke" grip near the mallet head for more controlled work. The handle has been worked with a knife and feels smooth. As the wood is green there is a bit of tearout but it is soft to the touch and certainly won't splinter.
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Starting piece of wood
Starting piece of wood
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I used a hatchet
I used a hatchet
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Almost done. Knife to finish
Almost done. Knife to finish
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Fingers touch
Fingers touch
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My first attempt at a club style mallet. The next time I would like to start with 6-8" so that will have room to shape the mallet portion more.
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Starting material and hand tools of choice
Starting material and hand tools of choice
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Diameter of material
Diameter of material
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Halfway progress
Halfway progress
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Length requirement (part 1)
Length requirement (part 1)
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Length requirement (part 2)
Length requirement (part 2)
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Final Product
Final Product
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I will fix my previous mallet as I understand that I did not meet the fingers touching requirement.
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