|Project by NickyP||posted 06-14-2014 12:22 AM||791 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
This wooden mallet for striking chisels was turned on a lathe and made from a bowling pin. This is the second one I made as I gave away the first one to the man supplying me with the bowling pins. The last two photos are of the first one I turned and the story behind that one can be found here: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/99113
The man I gave the first one to runs a bowling alley and is not a woodworker. My goal was to keep the look of a bowling pin for him. When he saw it he said, “now that’s a fish whacker!” and he now displays it proudly at the bowling alley.
I turned the one I’m keeping more conventionally and could not be more pleased with the results. These pins are really nice for turning and keeping the “fish whacking” supplier happy keeps the pins “rolling” into my workshop alley.
-- "Never underestimate the power of a kind word, a good deed, or a table saw."