Stop. Hammer time.

Man, this place is a ghost town…

Here are some pics of a few chunks of an oak tree we had taken down at Rocky Valley Estates:

Some back yard oak

After a knocking the pieces down to size with a bandsaw and getting a few passes on the planer:

Starting to come together as the pieces are getting fitted:

A large glued up blank:

After some more shaping on the bandsaw to pretty it up and remove some mass:

This thing turned out to be almost comically oversized:

It seemed like a good idea at the time, but after feeling the heft and balance, it was overkill to have such a large mallet size.  The bandsaw helped in getting the the mallet head slimmed down.

Mallet head and handle after final shaping and a little boiled linseed oil:


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