|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 11-11-2016 12:16 AM||1453 views||1 time favorited||32 comments|
I made a couple more shop mallets while waiting for glue and finish to dry today. I had cut off 4 extra brass plated steel bands so I decided to make two mallets like the students are making at school.
The heads are maple and the handles are red bud on the left and mahogany on the right. The red bud handle is a little smaller because it had a big chunk fly off when I just started turning it. The heads are 2” dia . and 5 1/2” long and the handles are 9” long. They are both finished with EEE and Shellawax. Thank you Dick Versluis for the red bud!!
The other project is a joint one with LJ Splinterbubba ( Bruce, who is in the last shot) . We made a couple lead hammers and needed handles. I laid up the wood ( sassafras and walnut) and milled them to fit the steel pieces and drilled them for the mounting screws and Bruce did the turning. His first time on a wood lathe and he did great. I finished mine with clear lacquer. The hammers weigh a 3 1/2#. The handles are about 1 5/8” diameter and 6 1/2” long
My new burner for melting the lead
Bruce is cleaning the slag off the top for our next pour
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!