|Project by christopheralan||posted 02-20-2011 02:06 PM||3992 views||3 times favorited||5 comments|
Hey guys. I have been seeing a bunch of really nice brass carving mallets. Due to the fact that I don’t have access to work on that type of material, I made these. Both handles are made with beech and finished with CA. The smaller one has a scrap of galvanized fence post that I polished and fit over the handle. The larger one has some type of galvanized pluming fixure (a union maybe?) that I also polished with my angle grinder.
The knife looking thing is my new parting-off tool. The blade is an old bi-metal blade with the teeth removed and a sharpened tip. The handle is a scrap of sepele, finished with CA. I used my dovetail saw to cut the handle almost in half, and glued in the blade. After clamping, I tried it out and WOW, this thing cuts fast! Thanks for the idea goes to CapnEddie: http://www.youtube.com/user/capneddie
Thanks for looking!