My first turning project A mallet

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I finaly bought a lathe its just a HF mini but you have to start some were. With all the nice mallet’s I figured why not make one for my first project so here it is. The head is 2 1/2” round 6” long made of ash. The handle is 1 3/8 round 10” long made of oak. Gunstoctk stain with a couple coats of polyurhtane. It weighs in at 14 3/4 ounces. I also posted this on the mallet thread.

-- My theroy in wood working will be. If I'm not enjoying doing it i won't do it.

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#1 posted 12-09-2012 05:04 PM

Nice work and congrats on your new lathe. Seeing your work maybe I need to get off my butt and make a couple of these. More than once I have had need and always make do with a block of wood. Time to get out of the stone age and modernize I suppose? (laughing)

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#2 posted 12-09-2012 05:11 PM

Nice looking. Congratulations on lathe.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 12-09-2012 05:41 PM

Your off to a nice start.
Nothing like lathe work… it’s a great way to create.

-- If you want it and it's within reason... It's on it's way!

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#4 posted 12-09-2012 06:19 PM

More jealousy here… I really really want a lathe too!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#5 posted 12-09-2012 08:16 PM

Great start ,Keep at it ,More great stuff to come we hope.

-- In His service ,Richard

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