Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Every shop needs a sturdy wooden mallet.

This is not a project that you would usually use a scroll saw for but what the heck. This is a scroll saw blog after all. Actually this project comes together quite nicely using the scroll saw.

The mallet is made from Hard Maple. The handle is dovetailed and pined with dowels for strength.
The handle protrudes from the head seven inches. This feels just right to me but it's not a big problem to make it longer. It's plenty heavy made from the maple but there is an option in the pattern to hollow out the center and add lead weights. I don't think it needs them but it's pretty standard practice so I included the option.

I used a #12 blade for cutting the hard maple. I think that might be the first #12 blade I have used in years. It was worth digging them out for this project. That hard maple is a challenge to cut.

The pattern has all the instructions to complete the project.

Here are the pictures I took while I was building the mallet. There is more detail in the pattern.
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Love Music Scroll Saw Pattern.

Just a couple of updates. For those of you who have purchased my Wooden Vases book there is a typo on page 29. The center piece should be 1 inch thick and not 1/2 inch thick. I have updated the book and you can download it again from the link I sent if you would like. If you have not purchased the book and would like a copy it is available on the blog.

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Today's pattern is about 7.5 inches tall. This is one pattern that I think would look really cool enlarged to a much bigger size. Don't forget that any pattern in my catalog can be resized using the link on my blog to RapidResizer. Just visit the blog and look in the left hand column for the RapidResizer logo. There are instructions there if you need help.   Below is an example of RapidResizer print out after enlarged 200%. It would print on six sheets of paper.
 
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