|Project by Kuffy||posted 10-25-2016 10:44 AM||285 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
Here is a nice and simple project that makes good use of the random edge trimming offcuts that I seem to collect.
It is a mallet ~280mm long x 68mm diameter.
It includes Tasmanian Oak, Tasmanian Blackwood and some Jarrah timbers.
I filmed the turning of the mallet for my youtube channel.
I tend to rip excess waste off the edge of boards before jointing so that I don’t fill up my dust collector bags as quickly by adding extra unnecessary shavings into the bags. Over time I end up with heaps of sticks and eventually they annoy me enough that I send them all through the thicknesser and glue them up into panels. Then I send them through the thicknesser again and glue the wider panels into turning blocks.
This was one of those blocks. It’s a good way to create something from what would have been shavings or landfill.
I used the mallet on the next job I was doing the day after turning. I like it. It is very comfortable and is nicely balanced. Mostly I like that it cost me next to nothing in materials :D
Any comments or criticisms are welcome. Thanks.