How To Make A Mallet From Milk Jugs!



HDPE is the plastic used in many household containers including gallon sized milk jugs. It's a dense and highly versitle material that can be easy processed and shaped without much trouble. Which makes it perfect for the hobbyist!

I made a video a while back on the processing of HDPE using a blender and toaster oven. 
Well, I've been banned from touching the kitchen blender!  So now I'm just rough cutting the plastic with a razor knife. Honestly? It works fine.


I had to melt down about 7 milk jugs and 3 powdered lemonade containers just to get enough HDPE to make my mallet head. It took a number of hours to process it all. I think I watched a full season of Scrubs in the shop.... :)
The handle of the mallet is made from a cherry board and adds a nice warm contrast to the plastic! This mallet packs a punch and is quite heavy given it smaller size!
Thanks for looking!

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