|Project by murch||posted 09-05-2013 07:05 PM||1346 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
This is a suprise present for a carpenter friend I’v know since we were kids. It’s 11” tall and 3 1/2” at its widest.
The wood is Ash and was saved/robbed from my in-laws log pile. I let it dry for about a year in the shed
and thankfully it didn’t split.
This is the 2nd mallet I’ve made this way and it seems to be a good method for me. The handle is
a nice tight fit into the head and this takes (me) a bit of turning and measuring especially given
that there is also a shoulder but the results are worth it.
The handle is glued into place. There is also a 4mm hole drilled through the head to allow a screw fixing
under the cap.
I think the cap is Teak. It’s 1/2” thick and is just glued in place.
The whole job is sanded to 600 and finished with Chestnut 22 woodwax.
p.s. In pic. 6 it looks like the head is pushed up onto the drive-spur but trust me, it isn’t. It’s just posing for the camera. Thanks for getting this far.
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