Hard maple & balou mallet

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Project by ColoradoMtn posted 09-21-2016 04:00 AM 287 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a hardwood mallet I made with my father in laws friend. He is a talented woodworker, has a really neat shop & is generous with his time, tools & knowledge.
We cut the head pieces to size and sanded & clamped & glued everything together. By angling the pieces we didnt need to insert a dowel or wedge. Assembling it was fun / he showed my how to use an angle bevel / sliding t bevel.
We didnt have time to work on the handle so I shaped it by hand with rasps & finished with sandpaper…. It took a while. Handle is hard maple.
The first picture is without any finish.
2 nd photo is finished with linseed oil – i love this Malaysian hardwood color!
3 rd photo is of several of my larger trapezoid head mallets. Second from left is this balou Version.
This is really heavy with a solid feel when you pick it up.
I gave it to my friend for Christmas & he really seemed quite pleased. He works as a maintenance tech but told me he wont use it at work.
One of my favorites I’ve made….
Thanks for looking & for your comments

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Richard W. Hyman Jr

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#1 posted 09-21-2016 05:25 PM

Good lookin’ mallet.

-- 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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