I had a bunch of errands to run today which have kept me out of the shop. I just now had a chance to get out there to maybe get some shaping done on the handle when I noticed an issue with the mallet head.
It looks like some hairline separation of the glue joints have appeared since yesterday (or maybe earlier but I haven’t noticed them till just now). I am trying to figure out how to rectify this if it even needs rectifying.
Here are some pics of what I am talking about…
Now, since this portion will see a lot of impact force I imagine these need fixing if I expect this thing to last longer than a week I am just not sure how to proceed.
A couple options I am considering are bow tie’s on the top and bottom or placing some brass dowels into the 8 corners of the joints.. each of these options would be glued in place with 2 part epoxy instead of wood glue for added strength.
What would you do here (besides start over..)
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