Wooden Mallet by Miter Mike's Woodshop

  • Advertise with us
Project by MiterMike posted 04-05-2015 03:47 PM 931 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Wooden Mallet by Miter Mike's Woodshop
Wooden Mallet by Miter Mike's Woodshop No picture No picture No picture No picture No picture
Zoom Pictures

This was my first turning project since High School, which in my case has been about 20 years ago. I entered a contest on YouTube where you took a tree branch and made something out of it, even though I didn’t win, I had a blast. Here is my Video Please take a look and give any suggestions or corrections. Thanks.

-- Michael A. Murray Sr.

4 comments so far

View doubleDD's profile


7771 posts in 2216 days

#1 posted 04-06-2015 01:51 AM

That looks like a real slugger. Similar to a dead blow one I made awhile back out of some branches. Maybe not so purdy, but they work well. Keep turning Mike.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

View MiterMike's profile


16 posts in 1389 days

#2 posted 04-06-2015 02:14 AM

Thanks Dave

-- Michael A. Murray Sr.

View TechTeacher04's profile


392 posts in 1705 days

#3 posted 04-08-2015 12:19 PM

Did you find that the epoxy coating did not give you the desired finish? I saw in your video that you sanded it off. I have had good results applying finish on the lathe with wipe-on poly. 2-3 coats then assemble. The friction of application also aids in getting the finish to penetrate the wood faster for a stronger finish.

View MiterMike's profile


16 posts in 1389 days

#4 posted 04-08-2015 02:34 PM

@TechTeacher04 I never used the epoxy before and it has been 20 years since I used a lathe, but next time I will try the finish on the lathe before I glue up. Thanks for the tip. I really only wanted the epoxy to fill in the ant tracks but I have seen alot of people using the epoxy as a finish on pens, didn’t even think of it for the mallet. Thanks again.

-- Michael A. Murray Sr.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics