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Dovetailed wooden mallet from 2' of 2x4

Making a wooden mallet from 2 feet of a  2x4. There are a lot of mallet videos floating around out there, most of which involve a wedged through handle, which are great, but I wanted to try something a little different.

I routed a dovetail in the two sections that make up the mallet. I used southern yellow pine - a very hard species of pine which can be found at most local home centers.

Update: One year later, and the mallet is still holding up great, I use it nearly every day.

Tools & products used:
Delta Unisaw table saw
DEWALT DW716 Miter Saw
Rockwell 14" Bandsaw
Flexcut Drawknife
Makita random orbital sander
DEWALT DWE6000 Trim router
Titebond original Wood Glue
Varathane provincial wood stain

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This is my first YouTube Video post, and I wanted to start with something simple. This same template cutting and routing method can be applied to a number of projects. I'd love to hear ideas for future videos, and thanks for watching.

Shoutout to Jimmy Diresta, I Like To Make Stuff, and Make Something and "The Making It Podcast" for inspiring me to youtube.

Tools & products used:
3M Super 77 spray adhesive
Dewalt 20V Jigsaw
Dewalt Trim Router
Dewalt 4011 Angle grinder
Dewalt 20-Volt Drill
Dewalt DW872 Cold Saw
Makita random orbital sander
Varathane provincial wood stain
Instant Bond CA Adhesive