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Project by DeputyDawg posted 12-05-2010 01:54 AM 2208 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Osage Orange Mallett 12”X 51/2” Brought this Osage Orange with me when I moved to Arizona in October. Fellow LJ Dan Davis aka: Scrappy showed me how to turn things on a lathe and now has me HOOKED. Guess it’s time to be Nice and not Naughty and see what the Holidays bring.Maybe Santa will be nice to me.

-- DeputyDawg





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 12-05-2010 02:21 AM

Very nice, great color and character.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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peteg

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#2 posted 12-05-2010 02:38 AM

that looks like a useful tool ready for some hard work, nice job

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#3 posted 12-05-2010 03:05 AM

Nice looking mallet.

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#4 posted 12-05-2010 03:07 AM

Case closed please forward asap…lol nice looking mallet…BC

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scrappy

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#5 posted 12-05-2010 03:12 AM

Dennis, You did a great job on your first turning project. Getting the hang of it all ready. Looking forward to lots more items from the lathe from you.

Keep up the great job!

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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TheGravedigger

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#6 posted 12-05-2010 03:21 AM

Osage orange should make for a very durable head. Very nice first turning project.

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog: http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com

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DeputyDawg

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#7 posted 12-05-2010 03:56 AM

What an Honor to have not only turned my first project with the helpful instructions from Scrappy but to have 6 wonderful and nice comments from all over the USA and the Unexpected comment from New Zealan. I’m flying high and doubt that I will get much sleep tonight because I’m so excited. Thank You all.
DeputyDawg

-- DeputyDawg

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BTKS

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#8 posted 12-05-2010 08:24 AM

How long does the Osage take to dry in comparison to say Oak or Walnut? We have a lot of it growing locally. I’ve only used a little of it for wood working and have never tried to turn it. It has gorgeous grain and color. A buddy of mine turns duck calls from Osage. I would like to try some more, especially on the lathe.
Good looking mallet. Now, go make some shavings, lots better than dust.
BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#9 posted 12-05-2010 09:27 AM

Puff up some more!! :-)) I think it looks great too. Nice grain and color, just a little contrast. What more could you want in a whacker?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#10 posted 09-14-2016 03:36 AM

Nice work on that mallet. I love osage orange ( Bow wood by the indians or hedge as they call it in Iowa)

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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