|Project by xraydav||posted 09-17-2014 10:34 AM||1889 views||6 times favorited||11 comments|
First I want to say, YOU GUYS ALWAYS INSPIRE ME! This is an amazing community where sharing of ideas is SOP. Have been making my own mallets for years. I see them as functional and the beauty in them for me was always in that functionality. Then I saw Ron Hendrickson’s “Mallet from Scrap” last week and I was blown away by the beauty of that tool. Then I was in lust… I wanted a nice looking mallet! I was down in my workshop a hour later and looked at my wall and thought… my tools are not attractive. This made me question my creativity. This led me to find some of the scrap cherry I had left over from my rocker and I had just cut down some Black Locust and it is very dense and heavy wood… so I went to work and used oak dowel and it may not be as beautiful as Rons or lots of the other mallets on LJ but it is the best dam looking mallet on my tool wall now!
-- David, Norwood Mass, email@example.com