|Project by Draeger||posted 01-15-2015 02:54 PM||1001 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
My wife got me a Rikon mini lathe for christmas! I’m having a lot of fun learning how to use it. I’ve been wanting a good mallet so I decided that would be my first lathe project. It’s made from laminated ash. It didn’t turn out perfect, but I’m pretty happy with it. It’s 3.5” in diameter at the top of the mallet head, 9.5” overall length, and weighs 20oz. Finished with BLO. It’s very solid and heavy, but I’m already thinking about making something a little smaller for fine chisel work. Whether I use it much or not, it was a great learning experience. I’ve been trolling youtube a lot for tips. The skew is definitely something that takes a skilled hand. You can’t see them in the pictures, but there are a couple of small remnants from catches I had using that tool. Like I said, learning experience.
Thanks for looking!
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