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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.
#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. - http://timetestedtools.net
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