|Project by Dave Rutan||posted 05-23-2014 08:54 PM||776 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
I’ve wanted to make a simple mallet with a longer handle for some time. Today I just went ahead and did it. The wood is from a small tree I took down a few years ago. It may have been pear, but in any case the wood is extremely hard. I squared down the handle with a hold down jig and carefully cut the head with my TS sled. A drill press and a 1 inch Forstner bit made the eye for the handle. Rounding the handle was the toughest part. Like I said, the wood is HARD. I split the tenon on the handle to accept a wedge and glued the whole thing together. Finished it with the usual linseed oil.
Error: If I had noticed, putting the head on upside down from how I did would have given me faces that aimed ever so slightly downwards.
-- - Ni faru ion el ligno!