Small Brass Mallet Turning Kit - 290 gm
What an excellent project for you to make for a woodworker or carver, or to keep for yourself. Constructed from solid brass, this Small Brass Mallet Kit weighs in at 10.6 ounces (290 grams). Perfect weight and balance for those times when a little tap is needed. Tool is specifically...
What an excellent project for you to make for a woodworker or carver, or to keep for yourself. Constructed from solid brass, this Small Brass Mallet Kit weighs in at 10.6 ounces (290 grams). Perfect weight and balance for those times when a little tap is needed. Tool is specifically designed for driving a gouge and finessing a bench chisel where precision is necessary. Kit is simple and easy to create. Use any dense domestic or exotic hardwood species (sold separately), bore a 1/2" diameter by 3/4" deep hole. Mount the blank between centers of the lathe, turn the handle to your desired profile, sand and apply a finish of your choice. Install the threaded insert into the handle and attach the brass mallet head.
- Solid Brass construction
- 3/8" x 16 TPI threaded rod and insert
- Excellent choice for driving gouges or chisels
- Mallet Material: Solid Brass
- Height: 2-1/8"
- Diameter: 1-1/8"
- Weight: 10.6 ounces (290 grams)
- (1) 290-Gram Brass Mallet Head
- (1) 3/8" D x 16 TPI x 1-5/8" L Threaded Post
- (1) 3/8" x 16 TPI Threaded Insert
Easy and useful kit
Not much easier than this. I modified things a bit. The kit includes a threaded insert, and I chose a drill that was a bit larger than the barrel (but smaller than the 1/2" called for in the directions) and drilled a hole that was a bit smaller than the threads, into the hickory piece I chose for the handle. With difficulty, I screwed the insert in, and need no epoxy. A few things to think about: I feel it would have been better to use a ferrule, as I'm a bit concerned about splitting the handle where I drove in the threaded insert. Also, don't make the handle too thick. I did, and it was a bit uncomfortable. So I sanded flats on 4 sides after making a jig for my belt sander, to reduce the circumference. And it has a side benefit of keeping the tool from rolling.
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