I made some good progress today working on the mallet. I got the first glue up done and the dado for the handle ran through.
After the dado was cut in, I then proceeded to the second glue up.
Between the glue ups I started working on the handle again. I used the handle last night to test my new Auriou rasp for the 29ths reviewathon. It did a great job, though learning how to use the rasp I did leave some deep teeth marks in the handle. So out came my 3M 80 grit sandpaper, and I spent the better part of a 1/2 hour working the handle. It now feels great in my hand, I am looking forward to finishing this puppy up.
You can see I have done the layout for the 1/2” x 1” long threaded rods to add some heft to the mallet. Tomorrow, I will get the weights epoxied into the head of the mallet and the final glue up done. Hopefully I can complete that early enough to get the head onto the bandsaw and get it shaped and ready for finishing.
Anyone have a recommendation for a finish, I would be interested in hearing about it. I used tung oil for the finish on the other two mallets I built.
-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"