First lathe turned object. Wooden mallet.

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I’ve been needing a mallet to work with my chisels with and needing an excuse to use the lathe, end result was this. Although it isn’t obvious it has a number of coats of tung oil on it. No clue what the wood is besides pallet. It measures just over 3” at the widest and only has a slight taper. The handle is longer then most I’ve seen at the store to accommodate my wide hands.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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#1 posted 04-20-2012 05:13 AM

Looks great especially for a first turn…I want to get into turning
Trying to choose a good mallet online recently

-- "So many little time..." Psalm 23

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#2 posted 04-20-2012 08:23 AM

Definitely won’t be the last mallet you make

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#3 posted 04-20-2012 12:31 PM

Very nice mallet. You will get good use of it!!!!!!......................Jim

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

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#4 posted 04-20-2012 01:10 PM

Very nice looking mallet. Offhand it looks like it might be Ash.
Well done…a custom tool at the cost of a little time.

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#5 posted 04-20-2012 01:17 PM

Thanks for the comments, it already has seen some minor use. The wood dents very little but seems like it will hold up fine in the long term.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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#6 posted 04-20-2012 11:48 PM

Great looking Mallet. Glad that it’s holding up.

-- 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 †

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