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Project by dingle posted 980 days ago 1225 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project started out as a cup, however due to severe cracking in the end that was going to be hollowed out I decided to use it as a wood mallet to utilize to pound raw wood onto my lathe. I found the wood along a Street that had been cut off a very large tree. I am not sure what variety of wood it is but it was very very green when i started turning it and I thought I was taking a shower in the beginning. As a beginner I am learning a lot but still not very good with identifing wood varieties. I am seeking some type of publication that will help in identifing wood by bark, etc.
I finished this piece with Walnut stain and Minwax Polyurethane Clear Gloss.





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Woodbutcher3

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#1 posted 980 days ago

Well, I would guess that it is a piece of walnut sitting on that Shopsmith(?) table.
It’ll be interresting to see what happens as it continues to dry.

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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cajunpen

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#2 posted 980 days ago

I will guess also that it is a piece of walnut. Turning green wood is the easiest way – but you have to be prepared for some twisting and checking as it dries. Nice learning opportunity that won’t cost anything – and if it all work out you will have a beautiful wooden mallet.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Blake Thornton

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#3 posted 980 days ago

That’s a pretty nice whacker!

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 980 days ago

Nice mallet, Danny! Hans Yoder is proud of you!!................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop

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#5 posted 980 days ago

I agree, it looks to be Walnut! Great job on the turning. That Mallet will come in handy!

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 952 days ago

This winter you can make a nice Mesquite mallet too. We’ll go cut the wood that does not and worm holes in it.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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