|Project by Hutch||posted 1977 days ago||1898 views||13 times favorited||12 comments|
My first attempt at a mallet. This was pretty fun. I started with two pieces of 3/4 walnut 4X6 and laminated them. Then I made the maple handle and cut the shoulders of the handle and cut a taper in tenon which is the top of the maple handle. I transferred the shape to the two halves of the walnut and did half mortises on each piece. Then I cut the tenon to receive the walnut wedge. I glued the two halves together and with the clamps in place, I drove the wedge in. Two coats of a wiping varnish and now I’m ready to retire the rubber mallet I’ve been using with the chisels when I try to dovetail.
-- Hutch ...Montana ___ Life is a mystery to live, not a problem to solve! ___