|Project by Bagtown||posted 510 days ago||1254 views||2 times favorited||28 comments|
OK, so the mallet of your dreams guys inspired me.
I made this mallet from a piece of Tiger Maple that started life as a pallet stringer.
I’ve been hoarding this eight foot long piece of wood for somewhere around 15 years.
Skipped my lunch break to tear apart the pallet one day when I spotted this behind the plant. Everyone thought I was nuts.
The finish is a couple of coats of BLO that were burnished in with a piece of leather after they were allowed to soak in overnight. Then I put a couple of coats of Turps/BLO/Beeswax homemade mix on, and finally there are 3 coats of pure beeswax burnished with 0000 steel wool.
Silky finish that smells like beeswax. Really great finish.
This is a Christmas present for a relative.
The awl and the marking gauge in the picture are for scale.
Thanks for looking.
All comments are welcome.
-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta