|Project by racerglen||posted 10-24-2011 03:24 PM||2816 views||2 times favorited||17 comments|
Inspiered by Disney’s Dumbo cartoon, the wooden mauls, the circus roustabouts used to drive the pegs for the bigtop.
It’s spalted birch with a commercial 36” sledge hammer handle. the head’s 5 3/4” diameter, 9 1/2” tall and bound with the metal strapping from lifts of lumber.
Even though the wood had been cureing in my neighbour’s firewood pile for years it still shrank after I’d turned it, creating some cracks and loosening of the bands..one of these days… The “little” guy is for scale, made it for my mom’s leather working from scraps in my junior high woodworking shop.
-- Glen, B.C. Canada