|Project by kiefer||posted 05-10-2014 04:12 PM||3244 views||12 times favorited||17 comments|
A little tapping mallet I just finished and will go to a friend and I hope to deliver it personally on our holiday .
The little guy is almost exactly like the one I have and I just love having it on the bench to tap stuff with a gentle touch and it sure beats using a steel hammer and wooden block.
It is made from hickory for the laminated handle and jatoba for the grip with a walnut butt end .The head is maple and a hardwood of unknown type with leather facings .
It weighs only about a pond (guessing)and is 12” long x 5 1/4” w x1 1/2” d .and finished with BLO just to pop the colour . I mounted two penny’s one American and one Canadian for good luck and a symbol of friendship .
Here is a little sketch on how I mounted the handle .