|Project by Douglas||posted 09-27-2015 03:00 PM||1126 views||4 times favorited||3 comments|
This is a traditional joiner’s mallet , made with a maple head and a hickory shaft. It took an afternoon in to make. I used the bandsaw to rough out the block and handle, and hand tools for the rest. I had to replace me old oak mallet, as it had split. The old one had the handle fixed in place by wedges and glue, and the new one allows the handle to be removed, yet still solidly wedges tight when in use. The new one seems about 50% heavier than the old, and is a little bigger. It’s a big improvement, and was a fun build.
For the most part, I followed tips and steps from Paul Sellers’ excellent videos on the subject… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u31Ixu6mSHY
-- Douglas in Chicago - http://dcwwoodworks.com