Monday, 24 December 2012

Yew Japanese style Mallet

Hand carved finish on all surfaces.
A fine sharp laminated knife was used over the
whole knotty twisted grain.
The texture is in keeping with my favourite wood, Yew.

Wedged with Holly.
Note I personally collected ALL the wood from the woods myself.
Dried it over the years...
I have been inspired by the  surface of some
Japanese Blacksmith hammers
and the style of a cool mallet I saw recently.

This handle design should of course be very strong as
nature designed the branch to withstand similar forces,
straight grain throughout.
  I used tools I made myself to make it.
Something quite nice about that.
Do I need another plane adjusting mallet?
Probably not.

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