|Project by BuyoMasilla||posted 02-05-2012 04:21 AM||2512 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
Nothing happens fast in my shop…....meaning, it takes me forever to do anything. One would think that the time spent would mean that quality and accurate projects were coming out. -fraid that’s not the case.
Recently I picked up a four pack of marples chisels for what I thought was a decent prize at HD. Since then I’ve read a few reviews here at LJ, and know they are not the best chisels. Nonetheless they are a significant upgrade from the even cheaper HF set I still have.
Given the new chisels, and the recently inherited small three wheel band saw, I had the perfect opportunity to make this laminated wood hammer/mallet. I know it’s no beauty, but I’ve built uglier. I found the project on a DVD of old “Fine Woodworking” magazines. Having some spare hickory I used some of it. This project looked really easy on paper but I managed to make it complicated. Hence the numerous flaws.
I applied some aging cherry stain that’s been in the garage for a long time and then sprayed four coats of lacker fininsh. This was followed by an application of wood wax.
Thanks for looking,
-- Dreaming of the day I might joint two pieces of wood square..........