Mallet meranti Malaysian hardwood

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Project by ColoradoMtn posted 09-19-2016 12:49 AM 216 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a handmade wooden mallet made of Malaysian hardwood Red Meranti. The handle is from Balou another Malaysian hardwood.
It was a ton of fun to make – the only power tool i used was a drill.
I cut all the pieces with my hand saw. Used clamps to glue it and sanded it down with rasps & sandpaper. I shaped the handle with rasps. Finished off the bottom of the head with a circular piece of leather to cover the transition & label it.
The black lacing is leather.
Finish is simply boiled lindeed oil, which really brought out the red color of both wood species.
I gave this as a gift to my friends son, who was starting work as a carpenter….

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 09-19-2016 11:33 AM

Nice good looking mallet!!


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Richard W. Hyman Jr

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#2 posted 09-19-2016 10:16 PM

That is a great looking mallet! Heck of a gift! I’m sure that your friend’s son will appreciate it.

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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