Kekatong & Meranti mallet

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Project by ColoradoMtn posted 06-29-2016 05:11 AM 1274 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a mallet from 2 Malaysian hardwoods kekatong & meranti with a maple handle
My father in laws friend helped me turn the handle on his lathe.
The other pieces i cut by hand & glued with clamps.
After sanding i finished with boiled linseed oil.
The leather labels are for fun & leather strap to hang it up. The angle is greater than 5 degrees ( which i understood is a standard), by design.
The sharp color contrast is unique amongst my mallets and was enhanced after adding the blo.
The kekatong is quite hard & has a beautiful grain.
As a novice i was pleased with the results.

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#1 posted 06-29-2016 12:44 PM

Cool mallet.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 06-29-2016 03:58 PM

A few things to think about:
-where the forced are being applied & where the shear forces are
-you’ll have different wood types impacting your driver depending on your aim
-and the angle of the face compared to the length of the handle.

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#3 posted 07-02-2016 02:32 PM

Hi Gargey
Thanks for the pointers – I appreciate them
I’ve been using the same handle length regardless of the angle of the face

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