|Project by Chris||posted 01-28-2008 06:46 AM||3300 views||10 times favorited||11 comments|
I had been wanting a decent mallet for a while. I tried the mallet’s @ woodcraft and found them to be far to light for me.
These mallet’s were constructed as follows:
Head: Glue-lam block of 4/4 Hard Maple & 3/8 Rosewood that I re-sawed from 3/4 stock. It is 5” long x 4” high x 3” thick. The glue-lam block was large enough for thee mallet’s. The striking faces of the mallet have a 5 degree angle to account for the natural angle of your hand / wrist.
Handle: 4/4 Hard Maple 12” long x 1 1/4” wide. I turned the first 4.5” down to 3/4 round and slotted approx 3” of the tenon on the bandsaw. The remainder of the handle was shaped with a block plane and the recess or “grip” area at the bottom I shaped with a sanding drum.
The handle was secured with a glued Padauk wedge and the mallet was finished with a couple of coats of Pure Tung Oil.
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