December 17, 2012

The mallet is done! The mallet is done!

The mallet is finally done!  How could such a small thing take so long?

I cut the extra piece off with my flush trim saw.

This was the first time that I used the saw and it would appear that I cut a little too aggresively.

60 grit sandpaper smoothed it right out.  Followed by 80 and 120.

Time for the finish.

Now I just need to put some leather on the end to cushion the blows.  These 2 pieces of leather took me forever to find.  No shops around me sell leather.

I cut 2 pieces down to size.  I am going to save the black for the next mallet.

I put the glue on both sides and let it get tacky.

A little weight to help the bonding.

I then cut the excess off with a razor blade knife.

All trimmed up!



  1. Go to a thrift store and find an old leather purse to cut up. Good job on the mallet... What's next?

  2. Thanks for the compliment and I will have to try a thrift shop next time. I asked for a dado set for Christmas so if I get it then I am going to make the New Yankee Workshop workbench. I bought the first NYW book off eBay just to get the plans for it.!/~/product/id=7916461

  3. Very nice! Did you ever make the second mallet with the maple head? If so, which do you like better?

    1. Nope, that wood is still sitting on my workbench. I am thinking of making a bandsaw box out it.