Short and sweet.
A mini-swap with Jim “Boatman” of LJs, he sent me something first: a brass (no, make that bronze) mallet head he made. It’s small, it’s beautiful.
I have to come up with a suitable handle, but started with a simple dowel to get some idea of ideal length. What I didn’t realize was balance may be optimized if I choose a handle style that can incorporate some kind of counterweight. Not a lot, but you know what I mean.
Anyway, I love it!
What will I send back? Well, that’s a tough one that I’ve told Jim will take some time. The bar is set high based on this tool, so we’ll see.
Thanks for looking, I’ll update with a blog entry when I make the final (?) handle for this mallet!
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