|Project by JimDaddyO||posted 01-13-2014 07:53 PM||774 views||2 times favorited||3 comments|
Well, it is winter and the shop is put away. But I had a bit of a mini epiphany a while back and today was nice enough to go out to the shed and mess around. I have been thinking of a mallet for my chisel work and walked by the firewood pile and it hit me….we don’t need no stinkin’ lathe. It starts off round (ish). So I got a little piece that felt a comfy size, and a bigger piece that looked about right. A little cutting and scraping, a slot for a blind wedge to expand the narrow diameter of the handle. A bit of glue and smack it together and a clamp on it. I don’t know if it will last, being made fairly green, so no finish on it. We will just use it as is. It was really cheap to make, so if it does not last, no great loss. I got some time with tools and made something, not often that happens in the winter.
-- I still have all my fingers