Dogwood rustic mallet

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Project by ColoradoMtn posted 02-04-2018 08:27 AM 260 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had some time at Thanksgiving and a unique piece of dogwood, so made a rustic style mallet.

The handle is Irish Yew

I pegged it with a hickory dowel by drilling out the knot a bit, tapped the dowel in & used a wood burning pencil to hide it. This turned out well – i was pleased.

I only removed the bark on one side so the marked diffrrence is easy to see. The contrast is quite beautiful.

Finished off with boiled linseed oil.

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#1 posted 02-04-2018 02:11 PM

Have to give you a lot of merit on this one. Sure seems to bring back the old days. Nice job.

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#2 posted 02-04-2018 03:26 PM

Great job, I like the rustic look with only half the bark removed. I understand that dogwood is good for things like this because of the tight grain. Thanks for sharing

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#3 posted 02-04-2018 07:34 PM

This is a beautiful shop made mallet.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 02-05-2018 05:36 AM

Just love it. Great job.


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