Carver's Mallet?

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Project by bandit571 posted 07-01-2014 11:49 PM 1119 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

had a block of wood sitting around the shop. Decided to drag the old lathe out one more time. last time, it was to turn four legs for a table. This time?

The mallet laying on it’s side was an inherited from my father in law. Handle was a might too scrawny for my hands. I could use it, just the grip was a little loose. The last photo show the left over from the blank. Blank was 22” long, and 2-3/4” square. Spalted to boot. Lathe was dragged up and unto the workbench, and fastened down. Didn’t want it to walk away on me.

After I had the blank all nice and round, i FINALLY found the old mallet to use as a pattern. Handle area matches my hands a little bit better. Checked that while sanding the mallet smooth. gave it a dark stain oil finish and let it dry a while, then a wipe down. Sitting out in the evening sunset, just to finish drying off.

FIRST mallet i have turned, not too bad for a rookie?

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#1 posted 07-02-2014 12:00 AM

Looks good, Bandit. love the wood.

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

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#2 posted 07-02-2014 12:20 AM

Nice mallet but really unusual spalted wood. You are a man of many talents.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#3 posted 07-02-2014 01:03 AM

Beautiful wood. I only hope I can do that well one day.

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

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#4 posted 07-02-2014 01:42 AM

You “turned” out a great mallet there!!!
Now that you have a “carver’s mallet”....
When do we see the carving???

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

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#5 posted 07-02-2014 04:52 AM

Very cool looking wood and mallet… Way to go!

-- Dan

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#6 posted 07-02-2014 01:49 PM

Very nice mallet!!
I really like the wood too!!


-- AP--I thought growing old would take longer.

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#7 posted 07-06-2014 02:43 AM

Great looking mallet, Bandit! How much does it weigh? The stain makes it look old. I like it. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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