|Project by bandit571||posted 07-01-2014 11:49 PM||988 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
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