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02-08-2015 08:23 PM

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I’m making a wooden mallet laminate (krenov) style.I the center cuts are 2 degrees;I can figure that out.Where my question comes up is cutting the handle how do you cut the 2 degree into the upper part of the handle?should be easy but my brain isn’t wrapping around it.a link to photos or video a plus.
Pretty much going with this plan:

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#1 posted 02-08-2015 08:46 PM

Here’s my thought. Handle is fairly squared to match the bottom mortise for a tight fit and wedge the top of the handle with two wedges. Band saw two cuts in the handle and drill a hole at bottom of each cut to prevent it from splitting and then the wedges spread the top of handle for a tight fit. The wedges should match the angle of the mortise.

-- Tom - Measure twice cut once. Then measure again. Curse. Fudge.

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#2 posted 02-08-2015 08:51 PM

x1 ElChe. The mallets I made I just did as ElChe suggested.cut them straight to fit the bottom part of the mortise cut 2 narrow slots and glued and drove in two wedges the cut and sanded smooth works great. I put some glue on the handle also. The handles will never come out.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#3 posted 02-08-2015 08:53 PM

you could use a hand plane

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