|Project by luv2wheels||posted 08-16-2015 10:29 PM||589 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
I made these a couple years ago (don’t remember exactly how long) using some greenish osage orange. I first learned about osage orange when I visited Pleasant Hill Shaker Village with my brother. It was growing everywhere and the interpreters had some that they were a gradually drying to be used as some sort of mallet. The “brothers” at the shaker village had the osage wrapped in plastic and would then unwrap it every couple weeks for a day or 2 and repeat. The osage was very easy to turn (even with my limited experience) while green and I think I may have used Waterlux to finish it.
The smaller mallet has a white oak handle, which was rescued from the scrap bin. It has also developed a small crack near where the handle exits, but it is so tough that it has not gotten any longer.
-- too old to rock & roll......