|Project by Wayne Precht||posted 12-21-2010 10:58 PM||2264 views||2 times favorited||13 comments|
I got bored in the shop and decided to make a mallet I’ve been needing for a while. I make a lot of knock down furniture and it seems lame to assemble/disassemble it with a plastic hammer from Sears. So I pulled out some offcuts of Brazilian Cherry and whipped one up. It’s really a lamination of 3 layers, the center layer has 2 large holes filled with lead so the whole thing weighs about 1.5 lbs.
The handle is Ash and wedged in place in a slightly flared mortise. This baby is not coming off. I added leather faces to protect the work piece from being marred. It measures 12” x 5.75”.
-- --- Wayne.