|Project by daltxguy||posted 08-17-2008 02:53 AM||2269 views||4 times favorited||16 comments|
I’ve seen many mallets on here recently. They all seem to be laminated, which makes perfect sense and probably has some advantages. I made this mainly because I had tuned by bandsaw recently and I just grabbed a chunk of thick pallet wood I had lying around to test and, well it just ended up becoming a mallet based on one I already had ( A british Emir made out of european beech )
The head is of an unknown coniferous species from an old pallet, but seems hard enough for what I want to use this for. The handle is recycled rimu ( dacrydium cupressinum ) complete with borer holes. It was cut with a bandsaw and shaped with a spokeshave.
The handle is merely a compression fit into a tapered mortise, all cut by hand.
-- If you can't joint it, bead it!