I made these a few weekends ago and each has been put to quite a bit of use already. I cut the head on the “primitive” one from a log I picked up at our local yard waste site. Can anyone help me id the species? It has a mustard yellow tint, and is a pretty dense wood. The bark is very course as seen in the one photo. I am wondering if it is Osage Orange? Help me if you can….
The last photo is a log from the same lot, split right down the middle. I picked up 4 or 5 nice size hunks of this stuff and am hoping it will be worth doing something with. Help me if you can….
The other mallet, I believe, is some of the last of a large Bradford Pear limb that blew down in an ice storm several years ago. Most of it became firewood before I got my lathe earlier this year. Wish I had more as it turns fairly nicely.