|Project by PhilBello||posted 03-26-2016 06:29 PM||581 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
Mallets are something I have been unable to source in Colombia, and I don’t like using a hammer with chisels, I bought a beech one recently from Amazon, but with the cost of shipping it more more than double the list price, I won’t be buying any more. I therefore decided to have a go making my own, as I have plenty of scrap mahogany.
I started by cutting the handles, to establish the size of the holes needed in the heads, I then cut those holes, first with a forstner bit, then with mallet and chisel.
I blogged this project, the detail of which is here
Once assembled, they were given a coat of mineral oil, and are now waiting for use!
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