|Project by Cliff||posted 03-15-2014 10:02 AM||1604 views||3 times favorited||15 comments|
As a Novice Wood Worker my progress will be a bit on the slow side until more confidence is gained. Somehow it seemed a good idea to have a go at making mallets, this would involve a variety of skill building exercises such as cutting the rough stock on the table saw and the band saw, then moving on to the lathe and the polishing and gluing the finished product.
I really enjoyed making these mallets, it was a ton of fun and it wet the whistle to tackle more mallets of all sorts of shapes and sizes.
I made a lot of mistakes on this project. The hand cut Mortice and Tenons are a bit ‘rough and ready’ but I had a go and did my best. The handle on one of the chisels is not centre, ‘Hmmmmmm, how did that happen??? Ha, Ha. Better luck next time!!! You should have seen me trying to glue the handles, there was glue everywhere except where I wanted it.
The main body of the mallet is made from a moderate hardwood, this was left over from the legs of my work bench when I built it. The wood on the top and bottom ends of the mallets and the handles are very old Australian Hard Wood, I believe it could be Iron Bark and it would be over sixty years old. Thank you for looking and reading this.
Happy woodworking to all the Lumber Jocks.
-- Cliff Australia