|Project by Gatsby1923||posted 03-12-2010 07:56 PM||1196 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
After at least 110 years it was time to retire the turned mallet that my father had gotten from “An old French Carpenter” well over 60 years ago. You can see the large split in it, and while the handle was still in place I thought the tool deserved a nice place on my shelf. I did have some Maple and Cherry sitting around unused. I planed it all down to 1/2 inch thickness and lamented myself a handle. Then cut a small shoulder, free hand cut some curves to mach my hand and lamented the mallet face together. Finlay I finished it with 3 coats of Boiled Linseed oil.
My two mistakes where
A) I should have lade out the curves on the handle rather than free handing it.It feels good in my hand but looks a bit funky.
B) I wanted to curve the top but wanted to “cheat” and grabbed my belt sander. Gives it that odd angle on the top. I have plenty of material if i wanted to clean it up but I am just going to keep it as in.
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