Building a cool mallet in the forest
For the longest time, I require a mallet, and I finally took the time to build one, so I don’t need to use the regular hammer on my chisels. This was a particular project for me as I went into the forest to gather and build it. And If I remember it correctly, this was the first beautiful spring day of the year – a perfect moment for such an adventure!
I’ve found a suitable branch lying on the ground and started drilling a hole into it for the handle. Unfortunately, the battery on my drill dyed before I’ve finished the hole, but it was still long enough that I could proceed.
The next step was to search a branch for the handle, and cutting it to size. As my drill did not work anymore, I finished the mallet in my shop the day after. The first task was finishing the hole. Next, I sawed a vertical slot to the top of the handle, which allows me to insert a wedge and lock the mallet head into place.
The last step was to flatten the sides of the head with the disk sander. And as this is a rustic build no further sanding or finishing is needed!