|Project by kiefer||posted 09-27-2014 03:12 PM||3637 views||20 times favorited||34 comments|
Made a couple small mallets for a friend and his eightyfive year old father who is also a wood carver and has been a carpenter all his life .This friend has been giving me hardwood flooring and deck sheets from laminate flooring lifts for years but I seldom get a chance to make him a a liitle something in return. just a few beer .
When he came for a visit a week ago he noticed the LITTLE Tapper I had made and fell in love with it and mentioned that his father would love one so I made two ,one for his father and one for him .
They are made from Jatoba, maple ,hickory and walnut with a butt end cap from mahagany and leather faces .
12”L with a 6 1/4” x 2” head is the size .The handle is laminated hickory and the head is also laminated and wedged to the handle .Picture 5 showes how the handle is held and wedged inside the head .
To make the one for his father a little more special I inserted a couple 1929 Canadian pennys which is his year of birth .