|Project by thedude50||posted 01-18-2013 06:47 AM||1231 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
This year we had a lumberjock mallet exchange here is the mallet I made for B hog He is a big brute of a guy so I made him a manly carving mallet. The 3rd photo shows the mallet I was given next to the mallet I made for BHog the little Mallet was made By Ron Mason I will use it for small carving the bigger one Bhog will use for beating the rats in the shop to death or for pounding out some mortises or any other Manly Job. The Mallet I made was made from 2 pieces of solid Cocobolo The head of the mallet was not as dry as the handle so the head should darken over time as most cocobolo does darken when dry and as it ages. I matched the angle of the head to a European Carving Mallet that I own the handle has a 3 inch long tenon that went into the round mortise in the center of the head the mallet had great balance even though it was on the large side. I had some difficulty with this one the finish i tried would not dry so then I tried the ca glue it didnt turn out so good either so the third try was turning wax the white one was used it came out great I wanted a harder finish but this one dried and the other finish just sat there for a week not drying and the ca glue was blotchy. I have had good luck with ca glue on smaller projects so i may try it again on a mallet I make for myself.
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