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My First Turning Project - Chisel Mallet

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Project by Ben Haberer posted 11-16-2012 03:37 PM 701 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well this was my first attempt a wood turning on the lathe. I had a lot of fun with it and it was a great experience! I was really in need of a mallet for my chisels so I went ahead and also took the learning experience on the lathe as an opportunity to make a tool that I needed.

Let me know what you think. Obviously since this was my first project on the lathe I don’t know too much about it but it sure was fun!

Thanks!

-- Ben - Dallas, GA





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 11-16-2012 03:49 PM

Still better than what I could do. Good job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 11-16-2012 03:57 PM

Looks pretty good to me. I also made a mallet as my first turning, came out smaller than the plans because of the skew catches. Did you experience similar problems?

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#3 posted 11-16-2012 04:05 PM

I actually didn’t use any plans. I just started doing practice cuts on a log on the lathe and then in the middle of that I thought “hey I could just turn this into a chisel.” So from there I just let my imagination do the work and fit the handle to my hand size. Now that I think about I might be more nervous about trying to follow a plan, I’m not sure coloring within the lines was always my strong suit, lol!

-- Ben - Dallas, GA

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#4 posted 11-16-2012 04:29 PM

PS. I can tell now that I’m looking at this picture I’m going to need to get a better camera to take good pictures of my work.

-- Ben - Dallas, GA

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#5 posted 11-17-2012 02:01 PM

Ben, what species of wood did you use? And what are the rough dimensions? Looks like a great first attempt.

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

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#6 posted 11-18-2012 01:46 PM

Great job Ben. Having fun is what turning is all about.

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#7 posted 11-20-2012 01:41 AM

Hey Pat,

Its a total of about 10 inches long. The head is 4 inches and the handle is about 6 inches (where your hand goes is about 4 inches of that). I used some maple logs from a tree that fell down about a year ago.

-- Ben - Dallas, GA

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#8 posted 11-21-2012 12:42 PM

Thanks Ben, have you tried using it yet? Do you find it comfortable, any changes need to be made to make it better suited??? Pat

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

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#9 posted 11-21-2012 01:22 PM

Actually Pat it has quickly become one of my favorite tools it fits really nice in my hand! I think I have used it almost every day since I’ve used it

-- Ben - Dallas, GA

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#10 posted 11-21-2012 10:23 PM

Thats great Ben. Its always really satisfying when you get it right the first time. It looks like it fits your hand perfectly.

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

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