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Wooden Mallet by Miter Mike's Woodshop

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Project by MiterMike posted 04-05-2015 03:47 PM 620 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Wooden Mallet by Miter Mike's Woodshop
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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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyrpBr0phNA Please take a look and give any suggestions or corrections. Thanks.

-- Michael A. Murray Sr.





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#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.

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

Thanks Dave

-- Michael A. Murray Sr.

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#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.

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#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.

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