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Second Ever Turning Project - Another Mallet

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As the title says, this is my second ever successful turning project, which like my first is a mallet. This one is made of oak and is a bit larger, with the head measuring almost 3-1/4” thick (the first one was just under 2-1/2”). I wiped it with BLO, which is still drying, and I’ll add a few more coats. I like this one much more than my first. The oak is so much brighter looking, and the size just seems a lot more practical for use. I’ll probably make a few more mallets before I get tired of them, probably more decorative than practical. They’re easy to make and it helps me hone my turning skills. And fun too! :)

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





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 05-18-2014 12:02 AM

Good job sir. That should help keep the tenants in line. :-)

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 05-18-2014 12:13 AM

Looks nice! How fine did you go with the sanding?

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#3 posted 05-18-2014 12:16 AM

Monte, the tenant above my apartment told me today that she’s happy to hear the tools whirring away… that it reminds her of her dad in his garage workshop. I should have moved the shop to my living quarters years ago!

Dusty, I went down to 120 grit. It’s not really a show piece, just smooth enough that I don’t get splinters :)

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

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#4 posted 05-18-2014 12:51 AM

Looks as.nice or better than the first. Love me some oak. Got enoigh glue for a third?

-- 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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#5 posted 05-18-2014 01:45 AM

Looks good. Let see what the third project looks like. I hope my project that I have been working on since last October be done by tomorrow; maybe.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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#6 posted 05-18-2014 01:55 AM

Well done, Ted. Sounds like you have great tenants too.

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

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Tedster

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#7 posted 05-18-2014 02:09 AM

Bill, I have enough glue for a few more plus extra for oozing.

Jinx, can’t wait to see it.

Chris, they like to make noise too, which I encourage. I often tell them if I wanted quiet I would live in a mortuary. :)

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

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lightcs1776

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#8 posted 05-18-2014 02:25 AM

That would indeed be quiet … dead quiet.

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

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#9 posted 05-18-2014 03:38 AM

Another nice turning job Ted, can’t have to many mallets.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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Tedster

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#10 posted 05-18-2014 04:56 AM

Thanks Bob. I think a few more then I’ll learn to make something else. :)

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

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#11 posted 05-18-2014 04:57 AM

Yes Chris, exactly my point. ;)

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

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#12 posted 05-18-2014 08:02 AM

Nice work. It’s easy to get hooked on turning. It gives almost instantaneous satisfaction. Have fun!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Tedster

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#13 posted 05-18-2014 12:04 PM

Very true, Mike. The hardest part is waiting for the glued up block to dry enough that I can pinch it into the chucks. I’m still making just little bitty shavings, unlike the numerous seasoned turners I watch on YouTube. But I’m getting there.

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

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#14 posted 05-18-2014 01:09 PM

Easy to make and useful, thanks for sharing.

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Tedster

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#15 posted 05-18-2014 02:15 PM

nlartist, I think it’s time I move to more decorative ones… mixing some woods, a little beading, etc. Keep watching! :D

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

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