Carving mallet made with treadle lathe and hand tools

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Project by Scott posted 821 days ago 2084 views 8 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this from sapele and maple, and I added a little chip carving and inlay decoration on top. This was my first turning project and the first project on my treadle lathe. I learned that summer treadling in the garage is a sweaty endeavor.

-- Scott in North Carolina

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#1 posted 821 days ago

Very nice mallet. You did a great job on this! Good work.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 821 days ago

Agree with above, stunning mallet. I have been mulling over a mallet in my mind the past several days. I love the one you made. It’s funny how little unexpected details like the ones on yours makes all the difference in the world. It really makes it stand out.

-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.

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#3 posted 820 days ago

Very nice mallet, I love the inlays. I can imagine how hot working a treadle lathe would be in the garage in the summer.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch

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#4 posted 820 days ago

I started my turning career on a homemade springpole lathe..found it a ton of fun & needed no electricity! Green turning on 2 levels! Keep enjoying yourself

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#5 posted 820 days ago

Very inspiring. I’m gonna favorite this.

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

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#6 posted 820 days ago


-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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