|Project by ColoradoMtn||posted 06-29-2016 05:11 AM||532 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
Here is a mallet from 2 Malaysian hardwoods kekatong & meranti with a maple handle
My father in laws friend helped me turn the handle on his lathe.
The other pieces i cut by hand & glued with clamps.
After sanding i finished with boiled linseed oil.
The leather labels are for fun & leather strap to hang it up. The angle is greater than 5 degrees ( which i understood is a standard), by design.
The sharp color contrast is unique amongst my mallets and was enhanced after adding the blo.
The kekatong is quite hard & has a beautiful grain.
As a novice i was pleased with the results.