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Brass and Bubinga Mallet

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Project by Andy posted 07-03-2016 05:22 PM 529 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This mallet head is made from 1 1/2” brass round stock cut to 2 3/4” long making it about 1 1/2 pounds (24oz). I drilled a 3/4” hole in the brass to epoxy the handle in. The handle is two pieces of bubinga glued together and turned on the lathe which was finished with 4-5 coats of polyurethane, and then glued into the brass and thats it. The mallet length is 7”.

Bubinga has become one of my favorite woods because it kinda resembles mahogany but I dont like how soft mahogany is and bubinga is a whole lot harder and more durable. Thanks for viewing, Andy.

-- Andy Smith https://www.etsy.com/shop/xrayhardwoods





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#1 posted 07-03-2016 07:21 PM

Nice mallet, Andy!!

Jim

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#2 posted 07-05-2016 05:10 PM

Nice finish on a great mallet Andy!

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#3 posted 07-05-2016 05:52 PM

Do you have a good source for brass?

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#4 posted 07-05-2016 10:45 PM

Arlin, I always get my brass and stainless from metalsdepot.com Ive always had good experiences with them.

-- Andy Smith https://www.etsy.com/shop/xrayhardwoods

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