|Project by Benboy||posted 05-15-2014 03:24 AM||1156 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
When I bought my home 3 years ago, the first thing I did was cut down a big old pear tree. Then I tore out a ground-hugging cedar in the middle of my yard. There was a nice branch that looked like a handle to me in the pear cuttings. And a piece of the cedar root stock looked to me like a mallet head. So of course I set them aside and forgot about them. I truly have no immediate need of a mallet but I was tired of having that incomplete project on my mental list. So I finally made my mallet. I left some live edge on it and I made some cuts to expose the grain on the side. Plus I kept the bark on in a couple of spots. One end of the head had some bad spots so I superglued them and covered it with a scrap of leather. I love the look of it. Pretty much exactly like I envisioned it when I found the pieces. Now I got to go find something to hit with it.
-- If I can't make it, I probably don't need it.