|Project by fatman51||posted 06-23-2016 08:52 AM||856 views||0 times favorited||17 comments|
I was sitting in my shop after work today and I decided that my octagon handled chisel set, needed an octagonal handled mallet. I can not argue that I needed one, but I wanted one so I made it.
I know a lot of people that would have turned a baton or made an old fashioned chunk of wood with a wedge and a handle, but I have always used amber or plastic mallets and I have been at it for too long to want to change now so I stuck with what I know. The octagonal handle turned out to be quite comfortable.
The material is Honey Locust and the finish is Howard’s Cutting Board Oil.
I turned the head and the handle between centers and I used a brass screw as a wedge to secure the head to the handle.
Thank you for looking!
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