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Project by Dave T posted 08-08-2011 05:01 AM 1262 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was playing around with the lathe this weekend. I’ve wanted a solid wood mallet for awhile. Saw a couple of articles about it and decided to try my hand at it. Not quite the conventional design, but it works pretty well.

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#1 posted 08-08-2011 03:05 PM

Great looking mallet and you don’t have to worry about breaking the handle. Should get the job done.

-- You will never build it unless you try. The second one always turns out better.

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#2 posted 08-08-2011 03:23 PM

That chunky handle should be good, it will give it a little more balance and comfort during use.

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#3 posted 08-09-2011 12:56 AM

It’s suprisingly comfortable to use, althought a little short. The next one will certainly be longer.

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#4 posted 08-09-2011 02:59 AM

i believe the best things in life ARE “Not quite the conventional design, but it work(s) pretty well.”

if you are having fun and learning…awesome…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#5 posted 08-09-2011 03:15 AM

That’s not a lathe, that’s a scrollsaw. But nice job on the Mallet. :)

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#6 posted 08-09-2011 03:18 AM

Nice job. It was one of my first to. I use mine the time.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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