Maple and Indian Laurel Mallet
So here is my very first woodworking project. I decided to make something that is relatively easy and I can use to help make future projects. The head is alternating pieces of Maple and Indian Laurel and the handle and wedges on top are maple as well. I'm not sure why the wedges ended up being so dark.
I sealed it with a couple of coats of shellac and here you see the finished product. I look forward to putting it to good use.
There are a couple of other pictures from the build in my introduction thread.
Next, I'm going to make some saw horses using mortise and tenons. I'm going back and forth on whether I should use my saw and chisels or the new router I just bought. I feel like if I use the router and am careful about setting it up, it will be a lot cleaner and well fitting than using the saw and chisels. I guess we'll see.