My neighbor cut down a white oak on the border of our property.
I’d like to make a few mallets.
I intend to use a one-piece mallet head and angle the mortise by about 3 degrees on each side.
=>I’ve seen some folks use 5 degrees, that seems a bit much – Comments?
I intend to line up the grain direction between the mallet head and the handle.
The handle and the mallet head would come from the same log – I’ll rive the handle.
My question is if I can safely make this from green wood, or what considerations I may want to make since it’s green wood (not wanting to let it dry for a few years).
The pieces are small – maybe rough mill and dry them in the kitchen oven (what temp and how long?) or microwave (how long?) – is that a good idea or is it even needed?
Rough dimensions: mallet head about 3 x 3 x 5 inches and handle about 1 x 1.25 inches (wider at the top).
Thanks in advance – Mark