|Project by PioneerRob||posted 02-12-2014 04:31 AM||1667 views||7 times favorited||10 comments|
It’s time for a new mallet. I usually turn my own round mallet, and figured it’s time for a change.
I made this out of birch, for no reason other than it’s what I had on hand. I bought a few boards some time ago for a project that I never did, so I have lots.
I’m thinking that birch isn’t the best choice. It’s brittle and chips easily; probably not the best quality for a mallet. But we’ll see.
I was aiming for 16 oz, and ended up at 15.8 oz. Not bad.
1. Finished mallet.
2. Rough sawn handle.
3. Head parts before gluing.
4. Head glue up.
5. Handle shaping.
6. Rough mallet before finishing.
-- Rob, Ontario