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Project by TrBlu posted 09-10-2011 07:06 PM 1614 views 9 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ipe cutoffs from a dock project.

Hard Maple from the cull bin at my hardwood supplier for $1.

Another hard headed persuader.

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim





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nobuckle

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#1 posted 09-10-2011 07:23 PM

Beautiful! I plan to make one similar out of walnut and maple. Favorited.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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jcees

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#2 posted 09-10-2011 07:47 PM

Ipe makes fine mallets. And decks!

always,
J.C.

P.S. Nice mallet, bubba.

-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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Dennisgrosen

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#3 posted 09-10-2011 08:42 PM

beautyfull mallet :-)
I´m don´t have a lathe …. yet
but I still wuold like to know how did you made the glue up to get the pattern
beside the obvius of using glue, wood and clamps :-))

Dennis

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TrBlu

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#4 posted 09-10-2011 09:05 PM

Dennis,

The Maple handle is square 2” x 2” x 14”. The Ipe was 3/4” flat stock, cut 5” long. Just glued the ipe to the flat sides. Turning from square to round forms the scollopes.

Thanks,

Tim

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim

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Dennisgrosen

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#5 posted 09-10-2011 09:54 PM

thank´s Tim :-)

Dennis

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theoldfart

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#6 posted 09-10-2011 10:15 PM

What kind of glue ? I have two bins of Ipe cut offs from my deck and just found a small Craftsman lathe from 1942.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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TrBlu

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#7 posted 09-10-2011 10:34 PM

I use Titebond II for any glue up going on the lathe. Let glue completely cure, at least 24 hours.

Ipe has a lot of oil. It will help with adhession if you clean the glue side with acetone before gluing.

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim

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Belg1960

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#8 posted 09-11-2011 02:28 AM

Tim, real nice little project. How or what are the lines in the handle are they just grooves?

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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TrBlu

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#9 posted 09-11-2011 02:43 AM

Pat,

The lines are burn lines. Wire burned on the lathe. The two near the head are purely decoration. the four in the handle add to the grip. The burn adds a slight grove when it burns.

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim

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Belg1960

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#10 posted 09-11-2011 02:47 AM

Thanks Tim. This site is really great for learning something new everyday.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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Karson

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#11 posted 09-11-2011 03:34 AM

Tim: A nice job on the turning.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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Splinterman

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#12 posted 09-11-2011 08:59 AM

Sweet job…well done.

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murch

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#13 posted 09-11-2011 01:58 PM

Beautiful mallet. Looks way too nice to use.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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Michael1

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#14 posted 09-11-2011 07:30 PM

Very nice mallet. Have you ever noticed that a tool you make is just more pleasurable to use than one you buy? They seem to fit your hand better. The tool manufacturers dont ever seem to get the fit just right. Very nice work and thanks for posting this

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina, http://www.scicaskets.com

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kiefer

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#15 posted 09-15-2011 05:01 AM

I would make a mallet balancer for this one and display it .
Tooooo nice to use TIM !

Kiefer

-- Kiefer 松

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