|Project by twokidsnosleep||posted 03-14-2011 12:40 AM||1232 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
Well I am on a roll here so will flood LJ with my little projects
This is a mallet that I had help with from LJ’ess Autumn, who made a lovely LV mallet here
I was thinking of ebony as a head, but Autumn wrote me and suggested that it would be too brittle and prone to breakage/chipping. So, she suggested I use a tight grained fruit wood and offered some apricot wood to me. How cool is that of her. Thanks again for that offer Autumn, wonderful gesture to a complete stranger! I just so happened to have a little pear wood in the garage so with her consent off I went into my exotics cut off box (ordered online for $15) to get some accompanying wood.
I am going to have to go look up what all the woods were:
Pear cheeks and face for sure
Jatoba handle ?
Something else in the middle?
That is the problem with off cuts as you are never sure, but also the fun part as you get to try out new weird woods and hone the old ID skills. I like to draw and research a project out so the last pic is my rough plans from my project journal. I looked at a lot of LJ’ers mallets…. shape, size, materials before falling into this one design of my own.
Thanks for looking Cheers, Scott
-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"