|Project by Ben||posted 07-12-2009 06:11 PM||2080 views||3 times favorited||2 comments|
These are some more tools that I’ve made. All of them were made out of scrap wood I needed to get out of my way. The bigger mallet was the first tool I made. It works great, but the angle on the head is too great at about 5 degrees. However, it is almost perfectly balance and has a lot of heft for carving or beating parts into place. The smaller mallet was a project I had 4-6th graders complete during a summer camp this summer while I taught a woodworking class. Its not very big, but it gets the job done. I learned my lesson from the first mallet and through some trial and error I found that a 2-3 degree angle on the head is perfect. The square is in the process of being finished. i still need to pin the blade in place and finish it. It is 5 inches by 7.5 inches and the blade is out of square by about 1/132 of an inch over its entire length. That is a margin of error I can live. Both projects were really easy and fun to make.
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