|Project by kapanen||posted 10-22-2012 03:30 PM||1138 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
Made this mallet this weekend. Friend from work, passed over some Pecan that he came by, which I turned for the head.
Just mounted the small log, and turned it true. Rounded the edges. Pretty simple.
Drilled the mortise, and then turned the tenon on the handle to match the hole.
The handle was made from walnut.
To secure the tenon, I used liquid nail. It oozed out around the head and the handle. Instead of fighting it, I went ahead and went with it. Smoothed it out, which allowed for the transition to “flow” better.
I sanded it down, and painted it gold.
Really secure, and solid.
It is on a standard 8” x 12” piece of paper to give it some perspective.
Finish was wipe on satin poly.
Any and all comments welcomed.
Thanks For Everything LumberJocks
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