Jointers mallet

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Project by Steven posted 10-13-2017 10:40 PM 725 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First experience with excentric woodturning.
After seeing an episode of the Woodwright Shop i tried it, and it’s a lot easier than it looks!

The grip is really fantastic!
To add a little weight i drilled a few holes in the faces of the head, poured lead in the holes and glued a leather patch on top of it. Looks nice and has a good impact when stroking while the leather patch prevents damaging the workpiece.

Body is made of Padouk, handle in ash.

Excuses for my poor English



-- Steven Gauwberg, Belgium,

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#1 posted 10-14-2017 01:53 AM

That is a nice looking mallet. Good work.

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#2 posted 10-14-2017 02:29 AM

Mallet looks real nice. I am really impressed with the handle, am new to woodturning and may have to try this

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#3 posted 10-14-2017 06:22 PM

This is a nice shop made mallet.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 10-15-2017 02:37 PM

I need to give this style of handle making a try, can see how it would really work and feel just right.

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#5 posted 10-15-2017 04:09 PM

Thanks for the nice comments! The shape of the handle is indeed very comfortable, the button on the end of it feels really good.

-- Steven Gauwberg, Belgium,

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