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How to Make a Woodworking Mallet + [Woodworking Mallet Plans]

In some of our previous articles, you can see that our wooden projects need a nudge; in other words, you must apply constant pressure on the project using a mallet.

It may seem odd that you try and hit the wooden art project with an iron mallet because there is a chance that the wood piece won’t even survive the hit.

However, there are other tools that you can use that will get your job done, and in the meantime, they won’t be damaging your wood.

In this article, we will be talking about how to make a woodworking mallet, and we will tell you how you can draw wooden mallet plans.

Ironically the woodworking mallet is usually made from wood, and the positive side is that you don’t need to get a mallet from other wood shops because you will learn how to make your own.

So if you are ready, let’s get to the article and learn to craft a mallet.


What is a woodworking plan and mallet? (Mallet plans)

In carpentry, several items will help you; you can even call them essentials because they significantly impact the final product.

One of these items is a plan or a blueprint.

When you intend to craft a project from scratch, you first have to know how you will build that structure.

Usually, carpenters get the already-drawn plans, meaning they don’t draw them themselves.

However, you can quickly draw the wooden plans by yourself and then alter them into whatever you want.

Imagine that you are trying to make a woodworking mallet; needless to say, you will need a plan to go off.

Now let’s draw the woodworking mallet plan for ourselves, shall we?

Woodworking mallet plan drawing:

Step 1

You will need six pieces of wood to make the mallet.

Let us list the items that you will need to have so you can then draw them on the sheet of paper:

  • Long stick (rectangle-cube)
  • Two rectangles for the mallet head
  • One penetrator or the stick
  • Two additional smaller pieces of rectangle-cube

Step 2

You must take your B2 pencil and start drawing these pieces on paper; however, remember that your measurements and sizes depend on the mallet you want.

So don’t forget to factor in the dimensions.

After you are done drawing the plan, you have to make the mallet from wood, and in the next section of the article, we will discuss the exact tutorial on crafting a wooden mallet.


How to make a wooden mallet? (+5 stages tutorial)

Remember that there are many techniques for building a wooden mallet; however, we will be telling you one of the most durable and good-looking ones.

At the end of this section, we will compare the wooden and metal mallets to see which is the best s keep reading to find out why.

Nevertheless, let’s get into the tutorial.

Step 1

Get a long piece of wood and cut it in the shape of a rectangle cube stick; this will be your gripper. However, making the stick’s head slightly different would be best.

We suggest using the mortise and tenon joint types for reference.

After you are done with the stick, we shall get to the mallet head.

Step 2

In this step, you have to make the mallet head. Get two pieces of wood the size of the mallet head that you want.

Put the joint part of the stick in the middle and mark the borders.

Then you have to get two pieces of wood and put them right beside the markings you just made.

And then you have to glue them to the mallet head.

Step 3

After the two pieces are firmly stuck, put the top part of the mallet head on the project, and then you have to insert the stick into the compartment you made for it.

Step 4

You must have another piece of wood in the shape of a spike to go in the middle of the stick fork and tighten it from inside.

Step 5

Glue all the pieces together and then cut the extra parts of the mallet head using a saw machine. The next step is for you to sand it properly to make it smoother.

By this point of the article, you have a wooden mallet that you can use in your workshop, although don’t forget to let the mallet dry.

Now let’s get to the comparison that we have been talking about:

Wooden mallet Metal mallet
cheap Expensive tool
You can craft it DIY You have to purchase it
It doesn’t damage the wood There is a chance that it will break the wood

So as you can see, using a metal mallet on wooden projects can be risky and can easily damage your project.

However, using a wooden mallet is much more beneficial.

You can use it as long as you want and when it breaks, you can make another one.

Now that you know everything about making woodworking mallets and drawing wooden mallet plans, we shall get to the end of the article and wrap up this whole statement, so come with the last words.


Wrapping up…

We talked about the importance of some tools in the carpentry industry; however, we said that you don’t have to purchase every piece of the device. Instead, you can make them yourself.

We taught you how to make a woodworking mallet, and then we cited the plans of the wooden mallet for you to keep in your woodshop.

In the end, if you are a woodworker, you must have a wooden mallet; if you don’t, use this article to build one.

Good luck!!!

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