|Project by roaddog||posted 11-21-2016 04:11 AM||671 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
English walnut head with maple handle. Salvaged from waste at a couple local sawmills.
My hand tool skills need improvement. Figured the first thing I needed was a decent mallet. The English Walnut was wasting away under a tarp at a local back yard sawmill. The maple handle came from a nice score of maple boards that were headed to the table saw to make stickers for stacking lumber.
I used my drill press to hog out a lot of the mortise and then chiseled it square. Not the best mallet in the world but the first of many projects to improve my hand tool skills.
Now I just need some worthy chisels.
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