|Project by emart||posted 07-01-2014 06:41 AM||1062 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
This is my entry for the mallet swap which has been sent to Sanding2day in Illinois. The head started out as a 7lb chunk of a log that I dried out in my microwave (seriously) and then turned round. The handle was dried as well but in my kitchen oven to ensure it didnt shrink too much once the mallet was assembled. The whole thing is of course my new favorite material black locust. Originally I wanted the mallet to be more massive and resembling one of those old-timey test your strength hammers but the head cracked when it was being dried so I had to make it smaller. Smaller being a relative term here since it still weighs about 2.5 lbs.
-- tools are only as good as the hands that hold them https://www.custommade.com/by/emeraldcrafts/