|Project by je_superfly||posted 04-22-2013 07:51 PM||1016 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
I made this at the request of my Dad for an upcoming Masonic event. It is going to be presented to Mr. Dave Dechant when he gets installed as Grand Master of SC. The mallet itself is made of cherry, purpleheart, and figured maple. Same basic design as the other one I made from the Woodworking for Mere Mortals video. I made several changes from the last one however…thicker handle, more rounded profile on the strike faces, and it’s non-weighted as it will be decorative for the most part. It was requested that I engrave his name and title on it too. I lack the knowledge and tools necessary for that so I tried a toner transfer method which worked well.
I also made a box/case for it to rest in. Cherry sides with a figured maple top. I bookmatched the panel from one board and chose the most flattering section for display. Pretty simple really. Mitered corners with maple splines. The cherry that was used for this project was given to me by a family friend. I’ve been able to get some fair mileage out of the boards he gave me and am thankful for them. Everything was sprayed with lacquer and rubbed out for a semi-glossy smooth shine. Thanks for looking everyone!
-- -James, Sumerville SC