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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 73 days ago

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

-- 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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DustyCellist

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#2 posted 73 days ago

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

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Tedster

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#3 posted 73 days ago

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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firefighterontheside

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#4 posted 73 days ago

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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mrjinx007

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#5 posted 73 days ago

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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lightcs1776

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#6 posted 73 days ago

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 73 days ago

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 73 days ago

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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Bob Collins

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#9 posted 73 days ago

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 73 days ago

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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Tedster

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#11 posted 73 days ago

Yes Chris, exactly my point. ;)

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

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stefang

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#12 posted 73 days ago

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 73 days ago

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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nlartist

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#14 posted 73 days ago

Easy to make and useful, thanks for sharing.

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Tedster

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#15 posted 73 days ago

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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