|Project by planeBill||posted 06-08-2012 12:18 PM||1994 views||4 times favorited||10 comments|
The first set of handles I made out of walnut and I pimped them a little. Knowing walnut may not be the optimal wood for these I added some heavy brass flare caps to them. I sort of like them. I also made a second set of tougher hop hornbeam and I really like them the most. They are for my growing set of Stanley SW, new and old, chisels.
Lately, alot of people have been on a mallet kick so I made me a couple, being inspired and all from all of the nice ones I’ve seen here lately. They are made with laminated QSWO so I could utilize the hard endgrain. I don’t know the weights but the heads are 3”x3”x6” for the bigger one and 3”x3”x4” on the smaller one. The turned one is made of my last piece of hop hornbeam and is a little petit but since this stuff is like steel I am not too worried about the dainty dimensions. It should be plenty tough enough for light tapping for carving and such.
Yes, I bought me a new lathe, first time I ever had one and I’ve been having alot of fun with it. I’ve turned a bunch of different handles trying to practice. Files, chisels, mallets everywhere.
Like I said, that was my last piece of the hop hornbeam, does anyone have any of this that they would be willing to part with?
-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.