|Project by cdarney||posted 12-05-2012 09:32 PM||1169 views||3 times favorited||3 comments|
I made these mallets as a Christmas gift but I’m not sure if it’ll be for this year.
The heads are Bubinga and the handles are Hickory.
The design for the mallets came from Woodcraft Magazine VOL.8/NO.46 April/May 12.
They’re all finished with Watco Fruitwood Danish Oil. The sixes of the mallets are:
Small – 3 1/4” wide x 2 7/8” high x 3 1/4” thick. Weight 14oz.
Medium – 5” wide x 2 7/8” high x 3 1/4” thick. Weight 1 lb, 6 oz.
Large – 5 7/8” wide x 2 7/8” high x 3 1/4”. Weight 1 lb, 12 oz.
Handles – 14” and weigh 6oz
The angle on the heads is 5*.
I couldn’t just hand someone mallets so I made a box to put them in. The box is
Ambrosia Maple with a hingeless lid similar to the one found in FWW No.225 April 2012.
I added a small Bubinga pull so I would know what wa the top and front of the lid.
I wasn’t that good at the precision. The sides are mitred with Bubinga splines. It’s
finished with shellac.
I assumed that no one would actually store their mallets in such a box so I made some
dividers of Bubinga and Ambrosia Maple so that it could be “re-purposed”.
The dimensions of the box are:
16 3/4” x 14 3/4” x 4”.
I really liked the way they turned out. I’m glad I decided to make two sets at the
same time. I get to keep them!