Turned Beech Mallet

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Project by RichardMu posted 02-03-2012 03:36 AM 1508 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Beech Mallet I made to use with my chisels. The coin pictured in the first photo is a silver dollar. It is about 8 1/2 inches tall by 4 inches wide. I used mineral oil and paste wax to finish it. The wood was kind of green when I turned it but hopefully it will not crack a lot when drying. Thanks for checking it out.

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

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#1 posted 02-03-2012 05:57 AM

Wow…very cool….I know your pain with the cracking after a nice job of turning…hope it all stays together. Great turning on this!

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#2 posted 02-03-2012 07:45 AM

I like it a carvers mallet works great with chisels.

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#3 posted 02-03-2012 07:57 AM

I’m with Jim. This is my kind of mallet except for heavy chopping work. In my past (working) life I did lots of that but now the hobby work is considerably more delicate and I much prefer the carvers’ style.

Nice mallet.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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