|Project by PurpLev||posted 08-15-2010 11:05 PM||3755 views||17 times favorited||27 comments|
Pallet to Mallet,
a Mallet from a Pallet.
I needed one for a very long time as I always seemed to be using the closest available heavy block of wood for chisel work. I ended making this one from a single Oak pallet slat that had some nice figure to it.
head is 3”x5”x~2.5” – laminated 4 layers
handle is 1 1/4x~1 1/4”x as long as I could have it (for balance). It’s ~16” long (through the 3” head)-laminated 2 layers
The handle is not glued to the head, but is wedged in. the inner parts of the head are cut at 2° on each side, and a wedge with edges at 4° once pounded in (with glue) presses the handle tight into the head, while also keeps it from moving with the now wedged/slopped handle top – its basically locked in.
The head faces are both cut at 1° slope to follow the direction of the blow better.
finished with 2 coats of BLO.
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