Japanese Mallet - Prototype No.2
I am starting to really like Beech, its growing on me (pun intended)
I used to find it boring but it has hidden strength, as I make tools now most of the time it has started talking to me. I have learnt to listen.
Lump Hammer time.
Detail of the tapered fit - from top and underneath.
I find it more logical to round the handle than chisel the hole.
The process is easier and more fun.
I had a spokeshave I had just finished that was chomping at the bit....
This will probably help hang it up - I call it 'the hole at the end'
Still sticky, ummmm couldn't resist a snap.
I will stamp anything that doesn't move.