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A croquet mallet for a friend

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Project by newwoodbutcher posted 11-28-2020 05:57 AM 365 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Black walnut Brass and Hickory. Made to order for a good friend. The handle is connected to the head with a tapered through mortise and wedged tenon. A fun project. My first time working with brass.

-- Ken





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Jamie

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#1 posted 11-28-2020 04:39 PM

Great job. Looks like it has some heft to it.

-- Jamie, Red Deer

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#2 posted 11-28-2020 04:55 PM

Yes, it does have some heft. The spec calls for it to weigh 3 pounds., the length i34 inches and the head 11 inches long and 2 3/8×2 3/8 square. I hollowed out the head behind the brass for 4inches with a 1” Forster bit to lighten it but could only get it down to 3pounds 2 ounces. The brass plated were my idea and they are just too heavy. If my friend thinks the additional 2 ounces is too much (it might be) I’ll make another with thinner brass plates.

-- Ken

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