|Project by bit101||posted 03-22-2014 01:17 PM||839 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
Jumping on the mallet bandwagon. A few years ago I had to replace cracked stair. Had this stair board sitting around for ages. Pretty sure it’s oak. The head is three slices, with holes drilled in the center and filled with BBs. Head is 4 1/2” long. Whole thing is about 10 1/2” or 11” long. Carved out the handle shape on the band saw and smoothed it off on the sander. Tenoned the top and put in some wedges. It’s soaking up its second coat of dutch oil now. I might try to scrounge up some leather to put on the striking surfaces.
It would have been nice to get more creative with different types of wood. But it’s nice and solid and feels good. I’m sure it’ll give me years of service. And, I finally got rid of that chunk of stair board.