LumberJocks

Wooden Mallet

  • Advertise with us
Project by thiswoodshop posted 1136 days ago 927 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Wooden Mallet
Wooden Mallet No picture No picture No picture No picture No picture
Zoom Pictures

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 http://www.turningblanks.net 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" - www.thiswoodshop.com





3 comments so far

View TheGravedigger's profile

TheGravedigger

963 posts in 2625 days


#1 posted 1135 days ago

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!

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

View thiswoodshop's profile

thiswoodshop

140 posts in 1157 days


#2 posted 1108 days ago

Thank you very much for the kind words.

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

View judgesawdust's profile

judgesawdust

36 posts in 1224 days


#3 posted 1037 days ago

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.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase