|Forum topic by LaPala||posted 08-31-2013 08:29 PM||896 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
08-31-2013 08:29 PM
How many times has one of us grab a piece of scrap to use as a mallet because it was handy and just within reach. I do that a lot and one particular piece of scrap really endeared itself to me and became this mallet:
What really make me take a fancy to it is it’s precision and versatility. It really delivers. The shape is very close to a Parang (Malaysian Machete), so in use it’s almost like you want to chop wherever you want to hit and that forces you to be accurate. The end closer to the tip acts a bit like swinging an axe, this delivers the harder blows, the up-swung “blade” angle makes it contact flat on everytime you swing. When you need lighter taps, use the part closer to the handle, angle of curve makes it comfortable to wield in shorter taps. Heft of the slap of wood that is the mallet “blade” make it just nice too.
Now only time will tell if it can hold up to the abuse but making another one is so easy. What would be your take on this? Or have I reinvented the wheel in someways as something like this was used before that I am not aware of?
-- Make love with wood.