I had to stay home with my sick son on Friday so while he was taking a nap I was able to finally start on my Wood Working for Mere Mortals woodworking mallet. I bought enough material to make 2 mallets so the first one is pretty much going to be just like the one Steve made in his video and the second one will be more personalized to my style. It all depends on what I learn while making the fist one. I bought 2 – 1x2x2’s and 2 – 1x3x2’s. 1 each in maple and 1 each in Oak. The first mallet I am making is with an Oak head and Maple handle. The second will be reversed. This will also be my first project not involving Pine.
I changed it to the middle setting of 1720 when I assembled the drill press.
I cut the hole on the right at 1720 and it kept stopping as I lowered the Forstner bit
and it also burned the wood some.
I adjusted the belts down to the lowest setting of 620 and drilled the hole on the left with no issues.
stick from my table saw to hold it in place when I cut it.
with this container of BBs.