This mallet is similar to the club style mallet. However, this mallet is made out of two pieces of wood instead of one, and is also made by only using hand tools and no glue.
With this mallet, a dry piece of wood serves as the handle, fitting in to the green wood head (freshly cut piece of wood). The idea is that the green wood head will shrink and further tighten itself to the handle.
A hole is made all the way through the head, which the handle is inserted into.This should be a very basic and simply built mallet, able to be built pretty quickly.
Wooden mallets have many uses in carpentry. They can be used to hit wood pieces to join and fit together and can also be used to strike shaping tools without damaging the striking surface.
Be safe when using hand tools, work at your own risk, and enjoy building!
To get certified for this BB, post three pics.
- Your chunks of wood that you are starting with
- Progress about half way through, with the hand tools you have decided to use for this
- Final product
Look at the photos and videos below to get an idea of what the finished product should look like.