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My Very First Turning Project Ever

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I figured for my first turning project I would make something that will be useful… a round mallet. The woods are cypress, walnut and maple, only because that what I have laying around.

-- I support the 28th Amendment. http://www.wolf-pac.com/28th





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j_dubb

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#1 posted 78 days ago

I look forward to the day when I can make something so nice looking and not be afraid to hit things with it =)

Awesome job!

-- Josh // "If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason." - Jack Handey

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DustyCellist

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#2 posted 78 days ago

I hadn’t thought about it before, but with a mallet like this, will you be careful which side(s) you use? Or will it be USEFUL to use different sides at different times? Like a chisel mallet with a hard face and a soft face? I don’t know what the hardness difference is between maple and walnut…

I also wonder if it could affect the CoP – could a mallet designed with layers of wood have a larger CoP based on the density of the layers (and the direction? It would be a round mallet that you only use 1 face of, but still…)

I’m sorry for thinking way too far into it! It’s a lovely piece – now lets see what you make WITH it! :-)

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DIYaholic

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#3 posted 78 days ago

Great looking mallet!!!

Given the size of your tool rest…
I thought it might be a tad longer!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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eddie

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#4 posted 78 days ago

Ted looks great ,and a round Mallet is what i use it seems like it works better for me ,looks like your a natrual on turning

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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lightcs1776

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#5 posted 78 days ago

Looks great, Ted. Very nice addition to your tools.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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firefighterontheside

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#6 posted 78 days ago

That’s perty Ted. Seems like that’s pretty amazing for a first turning. Now turn a square mallet. ;-()

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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Monte Pittman

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#7 posted 78 days ago

Good turning. You can post it on the wall like a trophy.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Tedster

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#8 posted 78 days ago

Josh, it’s only so nice looking in the photo. I can see every flaw! :)

Dusty, I did think about that as I was turning. I actually wanted to make it of solid cypress but didn’t have enough pieces. I don’t know that I’ll be whaling on anything with it, so I doubt it make any significant difference which part is the striking face. What is CoP?

Randy, I could have made it longer but this is the right size for usefulness. But maybe next time I can make a little league baseball bat?

Eddie, the nice thing about a round mallet is I don’t have to pay attention to using the flat part. :D

-- I support the 28th Amendment. http://www.wolf-pac.com/28th

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freddy1962

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#9 posted 78 days ago

Very nice ! Beautiful mallet to start carving with. I don’t have a lathe or have never turned anything, I hope my first turning looks that good.

-- JEFF Illinois (Banks of the Mississippi)

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Tedster

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#10 posted 78 days ago

Chris, unless I make a better one it will be my right hand mallet.

Bill, it’s not pretty… it’s handsome. And it did start out as a square mallet, with a square handle. I had to turn it because I couldn’t wrap my hand around the 3-1/2” square handle.

Monte, I have a splintered piece of I don’t know what it was supposed to be, to hang on the wall. Actually, it almost went through the wall a couple of times.

Tedster… oh wait, that’s me. Never mind.

-- I support the 28th Amendment. http://www.wolf-pac.com/28th

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Tedster

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#11 posted 78 days ago

Jeff, I didn’t say it was my first turned anything…. those are in the scrap pile. :D

-- I support the 28th Amendment. http://www.wolf-pac.com/28th

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mrjinx007

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#12 posted 78 days ago

Nice looking. You can always conceal carry that on weekends should you get in trouble!

-- earthartandfoods.com

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Tedster

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#13 posted 78 days ago

jinx, I never get in trouble on weekends. Well, not any more ;)

-- I support the 28th Amendment. http://www.wolf-pac.com/28th

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TheDane

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#14 posted 78 days ago

And so it begins! Your lathe will become your new mistress, and she will demand more and more of your time and resources. Fasten your chin strap … the fun is just beginning.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Jim Jakosh

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#15 posted 78 days ago

Great first turning, Ted. You will use it forever with a very special memory!

Nice going….............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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