|Project by PaBull||posted 12-24-2010 06:28 PM||5208 views||13 times favorited||28 comments|
My son Jonathan (pic #4) made this mallet for his sister for Christmas. She is a carver and needed a mallet. I made one for myself first while he was watching me make it. I made templates (pic #5) as I went. He cut the pieces on the bend saw. I have a belt sander in a home made holder where he was able to shape the pieces. Than he used the router table for rounding of the handle (pic below). I made a jig with stops build in (pic #6). The head is very simple three pieces of 3/4 stock glued together (pic #3).
The mallet was build after a picture in a Lee Valley catalog.
I hope you enjoy it.
Be well, and Merry Christmas.
Jonathan wins first place AND best of show at the Del Mar Fair, San Diego County.
-- rhykenologist and plant grower