Large, Leather-Faced Mallet

  • Advertise with us
Project by Shawn Herrington posted 09-03-2014 04:46 PM 2232 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this mallet because it was a quick and relatively simple project. Plus, I figured I would find a use for a large persuader while trying to hammer together my ill-fitting furniture projects.

The head of the mallet is a solid piece of hard maple. The handle is joined to the head with a wedged tenon which was cut flush to the top. Leather scraps purchased from the craft-store, attached with contact cement, line both faces. The handle was cut on the table saw to a rectangular cross-section which was then chucked in the lathe and the corners were turned round to make for a comfortable grip.

Forgive the sloppy letter carving. This was my first attempt at letter carving on an actual project. The hard maple has relatively gnarly grain and my chisels were all dull from chopping the mortise for the handle. Plus, chopping the mortise exhausted all my patience.

The mallet was wiped with several coats of boiled linseed oil. Next time I’ll be more careful about letting the finish soak into the carving and getting too dark.

-- -Shawn

2 comments so far

View mcoyfrog's profile


4757 posts in 4839 days

#1 posted 09-03-2014 06:57 PM

Kewl, and welcome to LJ’s i’m sure you will love it here

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

View hoss12992's profile


4180 posts in 3138 days

#2 posted 09-03-2014 08:57 PM

That is really cool. Welcome to LJs

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics