|Project by Mauricio||posted 12-26-2012 03:19 AM||2125 views||10 times favorited||28 comments|
I made this for the mallet swap (found here: http://lumberjocks.com/topics/42130)
I had different ideas for the mallet but when I found out it was for Smitty I tried to up my game a little. It had to look nice siting on his beautiful bench.
I have been trying to make wooden screws for a while so I have had a few that have not worked out. So I came up with this idea to use one as a handle for this mallet.
After a lot of shaping and sanding on the lathe I think its fits pretty comfortably in the hand and adds some extra grip plus I think it looks cool.
This is my first carving mallet ever. It’s all hard maple, finished with Tried & True Danish oil and dark wax.
Now I think I’m going to have to make me one!
Thanks for looking,
-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch