|Project by nwbusa||posted 09-29-2012 01:32 AM||2903 views||13 times favorited||4 comments|
This is just a simple mallet I made from scraps of hard maple and walnut. It weighs in at 20 ounces, and hefts well in the hand.
I keep too many scrap bits of wood around the shop, even small bits with flaws in them like the piece of walnut shown in the below picture. I hate to throw away wood.
This is what I refer to as “adequately glued”. Note the high-tech clamping solution:
The dowels are mostly for a decorative effect, since the head is “adequately glued” :) I wish I would have thought to route the handle reliefs before I assembled the mallet. Would have made that final step a bit easier.
And here she is—ready for whackin’ some stuff.
-- John, BC, Canada