LumberJocks

Zebrawood mallet - checking issue?

  • Advertise with us
Project by ColoradoMtn posted 02-19-2018 03:22 AM 544 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As a newbie to woodworking Im amazed at all the various types of wood species. I try to test out and work with different types.

Picked up a small piece of zebrawood saturday & made a small mallet. It was easier than expected to drill through it. Love the grain pattern!

Made the front angle the standard 5 degrees & adjusted the back side angle

For the leather hanger i added a button from the wedge i cut. It was fun and a bit tricky to shape it into a circle. This hanger is different from my other mallets – not sure if it will interfere with hanging but wanted something unique.

I noticed a small check on the top side this morning – hope it doesnt spread or i may lose the whole thing…. perhaps drilling into such a small piece was a mistake. ? Your thoughts / advice welcome !





3 comments so far

View woodbutcherbynight's profile

woodbutcherbynight

4825 posts in 2431 days


#1 posted 02-19-2018 03:31 AM

Looks nice. Would not worry about the checking, if it fails it fails. If not just adds character.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

View Tennessee's profile

Tennessee

2873 posts in 2537 days


#2 posted 02-19-2018 01:32 PM

Zebrawood sometimes has that in it. When I buy planks of it I try to avoid them just as a cosmetic item.
But I don’t know about zebrawood as a wood for hitting things. It would not be my first choice. I guess you’ll find out if it cracks or not. You can always cut a piece of something else and put it on the handle.

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

View mel52's profile

mel52

367 posts in 287 days


#3 posted 02-19-2018 05:56 PM

If worse comes to worse, you could drill from top to bottom and install some dowels. Should stabilize it and might look pretty good when done.

-- MEL, Kansas

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