Make a Rustic Mallet

Energy & Sustainability

This Rustic Mallet video and step-by-step how-to over on is amazing.
The entire thing makes me want to go running into the woods, searching for the perfect sticks and logs. I’ve already asked my husband if we have a tenon cutter and have gone searching in the tool shed for a paddle bit.
Borganic is an educational how-to TV program that’s creative, eco-conscious and economical. The show’s host, Michele Beschen, makes the processes look easy and appealing, and they have lots of short how-to videos online for you to enjoy and learn from. I especially like the Courage to Create Quickies section, where I’ve found several kid-friendly projects and gift-giving ideas.
I don’t want to spoil any homemade holiday gifts I may or may not be giving out, so if you’re a member of my extended family please look amazed and surprised if you open your present and find a big wooden hammer staring back at you!

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