Osage Orange Mallett

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Project by DeputyDawg posted 12-05-2010 01:54 AM 2171 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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#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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#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.

-- Galootish log blog,

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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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#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!


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

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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.

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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

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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.

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

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

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