|Project by A Slice of Wood Workshop||posted 04-04-2012 07:53 PM||2420 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
Well here it is. My first mallet. The weird thing is that I figured I would have bought one from the store. I’m getting more into hand tools as of the last month and with a set of chisels from Woodriver, I didn’t want to hit them with a metal hammer. Went out back to my maple firewood pile and picked out two decent pieces. I wanted to do this with only handtools, but there was one problem. I have no hand powered auger or drill so I had to use my power drill (boooooo). A little shaving down with a hatchet and a 1” hole trough the top and there you have it, my first mallet, made by yours truly. If it does ever crack or wear apart it will make it as a decoration. Mallet head is about 10”x3”dia. and the handle is overall about 15-17” (sorry so measuring tape on this project.
*Enjoy the facial expression as well. The wife wanted me to look like a caveman.