I enjoyed making the joiner’s mallet and decided to use up some more oak off cuts, after finishing the mallet i realised its much bigger than the old one (about 1.5 times bigger). I had some time to kill and as it already reminded me of a thunder god i added the design (my first carving attempt). The black paint is Hammerite (it seemed strangely appropriate).
I also cleaned up the beech mallet which is for small delicate work when total destruction isn’t needed
-- Chris Boreham, Oxfordshire, UK - http://www.chrisboreham.co.uk - http://throughwoodeneyes.tumblr.com/