|Project by Lucsdogs||posted 09-06-2016 04:11 PM||683 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
Out of curiosity as much as anything, I thought that I would spin out a small carvers mallet using lead shot as a means of making it a dead blow variety. It occurred to me after I had constructed it, I should have taken pictures during the build. However the construction is very simple. Turned a 2 1/2 ” cylinder out of maple, then parted it in two. I drilled out one half and turned a tenon on the other to match. After filling the drilled out area with shot to roughly 80% (taking into account the tenon) I glued the two cylinders back together and turned to final shape. Finish is two coats of boiled linseed oil. The hole that I drilled was 1 1/8” x 3” and shot from five 12 gauge shells provided a nice comfortable heft to the mallet.
-- Bernie, Oshawa, Ontario