First Carvers Mallet

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Project by dhart1969 posted 565 days ago 505 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first carvers mallet. I have always wanted to make one and having some 16/4 hard maple lying around I finally had a go at it. I am pleased with how it turned out. This was sanded with 220 on the lathe and then I hit it with some steel wool (also wile on the lathe). I am not sure how to finish it so feel free to share any ideas. I was tempted to just wax it.

-- Dave in NH

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#1 posted 565 days ago

nice work – bad day to be a chisel. I would just wax it, but that’s probably just me.


-- cut it twice and it's still too short...

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#2 posted 565 days ago

Bitten by the shopsmith lathe bug? Turning that beautiful maple wood and making mallets is a blast isn’t it? you just want to do it all over again….maple turns so nice…

-- Cosmicturner

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#3 posted 564 days ago

Just wax it.

-- Kenny, New York

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#4 posted 563 days ago

One curvaceous mallet, like the wood and the wood grain. Looking good already.


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#5 posted 563 days ago

Nice Mallet Dave, I like a once piece when that is possible.


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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