However I already have a mongo mallet named Trevor. I intended to make a general-purpose mallet. When I finished it, it was obvious that this was a badass mallet ideally suited for mortise chopping.
What I really needed was something with a bit more finesse. Trevor, although a really cool mallet, was built to make my joints come apart after a day of chopping dovetails.
So, in keeping with my Basic Tool Kit project theme, I made another one using only a few tools: A jack plane, a ryobi saw, marking gauge, square, marking knife and a 3/4" chisel.
I noticed that Bob Rozaieski at the Logan Cabinet Shoppe has a lightweight mallet made of two contrasting pieces of 4/4 lumber. I thought I would do the same, and here is what I came up with:
|My new light weight mallet.|
Once again, I used Honduran mahogany scraps and a leftover bit of walnut I had rolling around. Figured it would look neat that it was made to match Trevor.
My wife came up with the name Trevor for the big mallet. I was thinking this one should have a name, too. Unfortunately, the first thing that popped into my mind was "I bet The Frau would come up with something like Travis for this one."
So, that's it. Trevor the Mallet, and his little brother, Travis.