|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 05-18-2013 11:57 AM||3103 views||24 times favorited||44 comments|
I had this project in mind ever since Mads said he saw a plywood mallet in Paris. I wondered what it would look like with the head and handle all made from plywood. So, I laid up 4 blocks and cut some maple for the faces.
They is maple plywood with solid maple faces that are glued in with a 1” dia. tenon. I wanted the grip to be more “hand shaped” so the grip area is oval. I turned in on three centers that were in a hardwood piece on the end. I was afraid the centers that close to each other in plywood might break away.
They came out pretty good with the grain of the plywood accented with every high spot turned on the pieces.
They are 10” long and the heads are 2 1/8” dia. and 5 1/2” long and finished with clear matte spray.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!