|Project by Gshepherd||posted 07-12-2014 02:52 AM||1749 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
Well finally got to take some time and get these pictures posted for the 2014 Mallet Swap.
Mine was sent to Hammerthumb….. It should serve him well for some years to come.
This Mallet was a joint effort by my Precious daughter Victoria and myself. I picked out the head and she found the handle and we both worked on it getting it shaped and sanded. She is getting darn good on the lathe I have to say.
The handle has a 3 1/2 in tenon, so she was able to learn a few more tricks. Getting the end cap was a little time consuming but we had a blast, she would turn it and I would measure and she got it pretty drarn close only had a few wide eyed moments when the sandpaper would slip out of her hand. Eyes a little bigger when she used the Belt sander to clean up the end of the head but she is a true trooper, her eyes get big and my heart skips a beat. She just grin and keep going.
It took us about 3 hrs from start to finish which went by pretty darn fast really. We burned in a few coats of danish oil and followed up with a little wax. Nothing too fancy Coco head and a little bling on the handle which we both thought would be a nice touch.
A pleasure to make and some good quaility time with my little Jewel which is just priceless…..
-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........