|Project by Skip Mathews||posted 07-03-2014 03:07 AM||1052 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
This is a mallet I made for chopping mortises while building my work bench.
The first head I made was yellow pine but it blew apart in no time.
I kept the handle and made a new head with green mulberry that I cut out of a tree.
Mulberry is the cousin to hedge (i didn’t know that) but the woods look very similar.
I hammered away with this one cutting half inch mortises through 6×6 yellow pine and it is still good as new.
They say form follows function, all I was going for here was function, sometimes simple is the best.
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