|Project by Jerry||posted 10-08-2009 04:35 AM||8766 views||17 times favorited||13 comments|
I had purchased an old maple mallet from an antique/junk store for a few dollars and found myself wanting to recreate the “Feel” of this great old mallet in my own materials. I had some old scraps of mahogany, purpleheart, and some Bolivian cherry laying around. I found the relatively thin round handle on the old original worked very well and balanced perfectly. I “Split” the head on my bandsaw, and epoxied the tapered handle into the head. You can barely see the joint and they both are used in my shop now without any delamination. The small headed one has some brass round stock inside the head for heft, the big one is weighted by the head alone. Everyone who holds them comments on the great “Feel”, its all in the little skinny handles! The little marking knife was something I threw together , I used a Stanley “Replacement” blade I found on the hardware shelf for the blade. Works great. The little “Groz” layout knife from Woodcraft is the one I always reach for. I have also found a medical scalpel to be an indispensable tool for small fine work.
“With a little pump of West Epoxy I can fix anything”
-- "The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives should be a Store, Not a Govt. Agency"