2 carver's mallets

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Project by TechTeacher04 posted 11-04-2014 02:30 AM 1158 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

i turned these mallet to test a glued up mallet head design I had seen before. I was also looking for a project to make use of some 4” square pieces of maple and some 12” long 8/4 red oak That was too good to burn. These may become christmas gifts. Glue-up, turning and finishing took less than 2 hours. I used bees wax as a friction polish for the finish.

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Patrick Garrett

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#1 posted 11-04-2014 04:24 AM

Those look nice enough to sell – how much do you think you’d charge for them?

-- Makes airplanes by day, planes wood at night <|>

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#2 posted 11-04-2014 05:34 AM

Great job, these always remind me of a choir bell

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#3 posted 11-04-2014 02:12 PM

To cover time and material I would probably need to get $30-$40. I think that is too much for a mallet though. I did these more as an experiment and to get in a little practice. I used my scrub plane to knock the corners off before I started turning them.

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#4 posted 11-05-2014 01:59 AM

Nice lathe work now onto some carving ,I wish I could .


-- Kiefer

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