|Project by RMorris||posted 02-10-2015 03:34 PM||1110 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
This is what happens when you have no spare money and need a good mallet. I had some purpleheart laying around and figured I might try making my own mallet from some videos I had seen. It is 4 3/4” purpleheart pieces glued together: 2 outside boards and 2 inside boards that are tapered for the handle and have holes in the center for lead weights to give it some extra oomph. The handle is made from a piece of pallet wood I had lying around and I used purpleheart to wedge the top for a secure fit. I also fitted a piece of leather on one end for a softer touch on delicate pieces.
-- If you are going to make it, make it last.