|Project by Brian Shourd||posted 04-26-2011 06:15 PM||1451 views||2 times favorited||10 comments|
Just finished my first mallet. I needed a wooden mallet for my chisels, so I put this one together. It’s made from walnut and maple, and finished with a few coats of boiled linseed oil.
I shaped the handle with a block plane and a rasp, and cut everything else with my new handsaws. It’s assembled with a square tenon and a wedge.
I had a lot of fun making this mallet, it’s my first time hand-cutting a mortise and tenon. Not the best fit, but fortunately I have the wedge to make it work. Practice makes perfect, they say.
Thanks for looking.