|Project by mafe||posted 02-11-2011 01:59 PM||8429 views||13 times favorited||33 comments|
Brass Mallet / Carvers mallet, MaFe versions
Three sizes of DIY Journeyman mallets
I have for a long time had a sweet eye to the little Journeyman brass mallets, so one day where I was at the local scrap iron place I bought a 12 kilo rod of brass (the same price as one mallet).
Next step was to spin it on my lathe… But my friend Napoleon said I could pass his former work, and we could use a big metal lathe there, so I waited for the day. (I have a little Emco 3 lathe, and on this it would have taken a week…).
One evening we meet there, Thomas, Napoleon and I. I brought some of my good coffee, and we even had pizza delivered. And it was time to change that brass rod into some mallet heads. We had great fun, Thomas axe asked for two sizes, Napoleon a little one, since he had a medium size, and I had three sizes made one heavy large bastard also for some good blows. After this night the brass heads ended up in my workshop, and rested there for a while but not so long ago I had the lathe on the table, and called the two guys and invited them to come and do handles, and in the meanwhile I finished of mine. Thomas axe made his, and Napoleon had to wait since they ran out of time… So another day I will have them back for the last two.
Here the results:
1. Three brass mallets, different wood, different size.
2. The medium size are app the size of a standard Journeyman, I tried to keep a smooth design for the handles.
3. Brass rod changing into mallet heads (what a wonderful lathe).
4. Me spinning the lathe, changing an old table leg into a handle.
5. The parts for a mallet.
6. Before, on the way and after.
A thank you to Napoleon and Thomas axe for the company, and help on making the heads.
The reason why I wanted to make these was that I thought my DIY dovetail chisels needed a beautiful company.
Press here to see the dovetail chisle post :
And the blog.
Hope it can be to some inspiration,
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.