My handle is thick but I'm not sure how stable this wood is, and it's better than the mallet I had before--nothing. Also I have new blisters. So quitting while I'm ahead. Oh, and I guess my 4 inches went to 5. Or 6. I'll probably cut that back after my blisters heal.
The wood was from a neighbor's tree that came down, I bribed the tree chipper team with some food from my garden. I think they were confused.
Community Building 2.0: ask me about drL, the rotational-mob-grazing format for human interactions.
Keep whittling on that handle, it's still overly rough.
Location: Massachusetts, 6b, suburban, nearish coast, 50x50, full sun, 40" year-round even distribution
Here is my submission for the club-style mallet roundwood BB.
I have included three photos for your review:
- My chunk of wood that I started with and the draw knift amd hatchet
- progress about half way through, with the hand tools used
- final product held in your hand showing that your thumb and first finger can touch