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Blog entry by Ron Aylor posted 05-02-2018 06:45 PM 518 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Hepplewhite Visits Plymouth Part 5 of • Two-Tier Side Table series Part 6: Zig-Zags »

I Can’t Carve –
 
Well … not yet  anyway! I need a proper carving mallet … can’t very well use one of these guys …
 

 
Hmmm … I bet there’s a mallet inside this tulip poplar branch …
 
               
 
After cutting a billet, removing the bark, and attacking one end with a hatchet … it was off the the old spring pole lathe.
 

 
After about an hour or two … presto! This should work just fine.
 

 
It feels great in my hand and has a good bit of heft. So now  it’s time to get this party started!
 

 
Thanks for looking, more to come. As always, all comments and/or questions welcomed.
 
Follow my progress with the links below.
Two-Tier Side Table #1 – Realization
Two-Tier Side Table #2 – Playing Around in Paint
Two-Tier Side Table #3 – Selecting Stock
Two-Tier Side Table #4 – Hepplewhite Visits Plymouth
Two-Tier Side Table #5 – I Can't Carve
Two-Tier Side Table #6 – Zig-Zags
Two-Tier Side Table #7 – My Very First Lunette
Two-Tier Side Table #8 – Some Assembly Required



8 comments so far

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Diego Cassels

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#1 posted 05-02-2018 07:09 PM

Wow, that looks like it will work!!

-- Diego Cassels

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Oldtool

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#2 posted 05-02-2018 07:12 PM

Looks like you’re off to a good start, have fun.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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Dave Polaschek

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#3 posted 05-02-2018 07:31 PM

Gotta make the tool so you can make the piece. Of course!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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Ron Aylor

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#4 posted 05-02-2018 07:36 PM


Wow, that looks like it will work!!

- Diego Cassels


Looks like you re off to a good start, have fun.

- Oldtool


Gotta make the tool so you can make the piece. Of course!

- Dave Polaschek


Thanks, guys! I will also have to stop and make a couple of punches as this project progresses.

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ralbuck

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#5 posted 05-02-2018 08:33 PM

Just beautiful!

I do NOT understand why they make mallets that are to PRETTY to USE!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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Ron Aylor

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#6 posted 05-02-2018 11:01 PM



Just beautiful!

I do NOT understand why they make mallets that are to PRETTY to USE!

- ralbuck


Thank you, sir! You are too kind.

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Kelster58

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#7 posted 05-03-2018 11:28 PM

I could never allow my wife to see your posts, Ron. She would say do it the way Mr. Aylor does it. Go make your own and while you’re at it turn the breakers off in your shop. GREAT job!

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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Ron Aylor

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#8 posted 05-04-2018 09:57 AM



I could never allow my wife to see your posts, Ron. She would say do it the way Mr. Aylor does it. Go make your own and while you’re at it turn the breakers off in your shop. GREAT job!

- Kelster58


Thanks, Kelly. Too funny!

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