LumberJocks

Black Locust, Wormy Chestnut, Hard Maple, White Oak Mallet

  • Advertise with us
Project by Michael posted 06-03-2010 10:20 PM 2173 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been working on a Euro style workbench for about the past week and while I was chiseling out a mortise using the side of my 23 oz Wafflehead framing hammer I decided it was high time that I make a nice mallet. The handle is made from hard maple with a black locust interior layer. The head is black locust on the outer layer, white oak on the next and a slim 1/4’’ layer of wormy chestnut in the middle. I finished it with one coat of tung oil and three coats of polyurethane. Feel free to critique!

-- "A woodworking project is either a masterpiece or a POS" Dr. Lang





6 comments so far

View jjempson's profile

jjempson

198 posts in 1958 days


#1 posted 06-03-2010 10:38 PM

wonderfull mallet…lovely organic handle…good work

-- jjempson

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

113452 posts in 2546 days


#2 posted 06-03-2010 11:01 PM

Looks good nice hammer

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View docholladay's profile

docholladay

1287 posts in 2028 days


#3 posted 06-04-2010 05:13 AM

Good Noggin’ Knocker you have there.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

View Yekrub's profile

Yekrub

47 posts in 1970 days


#4 posted 06-04-2010 03:13 PM

Very cool hammer. Nice handle to it as well.

View Michael's profile

Michael

192 posts in 1967 days


#5 posted 06-05-2010 03:25 AM

Thanks for the comments! I’ve already beat some plywood drawers into submission that go to my workbench. I hope to have pics of it posted soon

-- "A woodworking project is either a masterpiece or a POS" Dr. Lang

View Jiri Parkman's profile

Jiri Parkman

951 posts in 2782 days


#6 posted 06-08-2010 12:19 PM

Michael
that is nice mallet. Enjoy it.

-- Jiri

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com