|Project by BigDaddyO||posted 12-30-2010 05:34 AM||1926 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
Most of my projects are done with pallet wood as most of what I have been doing is practice stuff. I needed a mallet to help me finish a relief carving that I was doing so I dug through my Pallet wood pile and found the heaviest pieces. I ended up using the pink wood for the handle and the oak for the head. I think the pink wood is a form of eucalyptus but i’m not sure.
I included some before and after shots of the pallet wood in case you’re interested. Half of the pink board was made into the handle. I surfaced then ripped it in half length ways and glued it together to make a somewhat square blank and then used a 1” bench chisel to shape it into a handle that fit my hand.
I used one of the oak boards for the head. Surfaced then cut out three 8” long pieces and glued them around the top of the handle. I then planed everything nice and flat, cut the faces at a 5* angle and put on a coat of BLO and Paste wax.
As always with me, everything was done with hand tools only.