|Project by swirt||posted 04-04-2016 03:57 AM||618 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
I spent a bit of time with limb from an old Mango tree to turn it into a pair of father & son carving mallets. Nothing too exciting and pretty simple work. My son managed to do a bit of powering the lathe and try his hand out at using a rouging gouge. However I did manage to record it and make my first super speed project builds that seem so popular now. 8 minutes of video to represent almost 8 hours of work pumping away on my bungee lathe.
This particular sample of Mango had some issues with some punky wood that left me with a wobbling center that I had to cut off repeatedly. It also had a few holes from boring bugs. I filled those with 5 minute epoxy. The final finish was BLO followed by a few coats of Shellac & Mineral Oil.
originally posted here first: Carver's Mallets
-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com