How To Shape A Mallet Out Of A Branch
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To initiate our fourth graders into woodworking, we offer them a branch and show them how to shape it into a mallet.The branch-mallet is a great project to introduce students of any age to woodworking.
It familiarizes them to saws, chisels, gouges, rasps and sandpaper.And, once finished, they can use the tool on their future projects or just proudly take it home and place it on the mantel or a bookshelf.
The mallet project doesn't overwhelm young students with too many measurements, nor does it demand complicated layout or proficiency in knowing how to use a more sophisticated tools.It is, in fact, a very organic project that is based on the principle of subtraction.
We provide them with a block of wood and show them how to successfully subtract from it until the mallet reveals itself.This is a fulfilling project for young students or beginner woodworkers, and for anyone who looks for a fun project that will not take too much time.
Here is how we do it.Preparations and saw work First, find a hardwood branch that is 4' or 5' in diameter.It would be easier to work with green wood, but any knot free brach will do.Most...