|Project by mnorusis||posted 02-05-2010 02:56 PM||2039 views||3 times favorited||6 comments|
I’ve become very interested in shop made tools…I love the idea of being able to make something that performs great and looks great.
This mallet is 10.5” in total length. The head is about 1.75” x 3.5” x 2.25” thick. The dimensions were entirely based on the size of the scraps I had available from some previous projects.
The Bloodwood head (with Cherry pins) is made of 3 pieces of 3/4” laminated together with a mahogany handle. The finish if just BLO.
The mallet has really good balance and I’d say the weight is just about right for its intended use. I could not decide if I wanted a square face on the head or not, so I cut one face square and cut the other at 5 degrees.Still haven’t decided which I like better.
Sorry for the horrible pictures. The head is actually blood red in person.