Wooden Mallet

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Project by thiswoodshop posted 06-18-2011 07:52 AM 1443 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My first turning project

I tried out my Laguna lathe and the thing is just a beauty. Well i think it would be great thou when i actually get some skill with the thing. I have bought a couple of turning blanks from and received them the other day. Their was some spindle and Bowl blanks. I was very impressed with there stuff, they go thru the effort to do most of the finishing for you so you can just drop them into the lathe. SO with a lot of hesitation I decided to start with a Honey Locust spindle. This is my result that is supposed to be a wooden mallet. I finished it with Tung Oil.

-- Mo... For safety is not a gadget but a state of mind. ~ "Eleanor Everet" -

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#1 posted 06-18-2011 05:02 PM

Good choice for a first project. You can make it look any way you please, and no one can say differently. Come to think of it, you can do that with anything!

The neat thing about turning is that you can get your supplies anywhere. Firewood is always a great source for spindle work, and even bowl work if you pick your pieces right. Just keep working at it, and your skills will develop. The beauty of turning is that you can create any form you like within the limits of the wood in just a short time – instant gratification.

Good luck and keep at it!

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#2 posted 07-16-2011 01:25 AM

Thank you very much for the kind words.

-- Mo... For safety is not a gadget but a state of mind. ~ "Eleanor Everet" -

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#3 posted 09-24-2011 08:59 PM

I have a “store-bought” round mallet and love it! Did you add any weight to the head, or just leave it as is? How is the feel—I’m assuming you use it for chiseling.

Nice work.

-- If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably a wise investment.

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