|Project by Jim55||posted 186 days ago||559 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
I posted this on the mallet thread but still wanted it up here. There’s not much to say about the mallet, it is what it is. But, here are the details such as they are…
I turned the handle. For the head I glued two pieces together with a liberal spread of two ton epoxy and two 3/8” pegs. Then I bored the through hole and cut the square end with hand chisels. It runs 5/8” deep. The handle is I’d say a good .005” press fit I had to drive in. If it doesn’t hold I’ll add a wedge but I don’t think it will be necessary. The old crack lines I squeezed in “super glue” to prevent it spreading.
I think the wood is of some interest though…
The wood is some old oak reclaimed from an old corral in the upper pasture. A previous owner built it from home milled 2×8 (true size) lumber about 30-40 years ago. It’s darkened from blo rubbed into I rubbed into it.
Looking at it I think I need to take a little wood off the faces but I don’t want full flat.