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Project by indplswoodworking posted 07-23-2013 04:59 PM 1065 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is my first wood turning project a pair of cherry wood carving mallets. This projects was much more difficult that I anticipated. A light coat of lacquer and they are ready for business. The only modification I may make is to drill the head and add a slug of lead to increase the effectiveness of the striking.

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majuvla

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#1 posted 07-23-2013 05:17 PM

Nothing to think, just to admire,very nice.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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snoman1973

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#2 posted 07-23-2013 05:39 PM

Beautiful work! Are those from a solid block of cherry or a block made from boards glued together?

-- The wood often tells me what it wants to be... great... now the voices in my head have company....

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Underdog

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#3 posted 07-23-2013 05:57 PM

It’s a glue up. You can tell by the changing grain between the straight lines of glue…

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indplswoodworking

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#4 posted 07-23-2013 07:54 PM

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#5 posted 07-23-2013 08:02 PM

Very nice.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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indplswoodworking

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#6 posted 07-23-2013 08:04 PM

Thanks for the great feedback! instead of having the handle just abruptly end I decided to put an acorn accent on the end to give it a little more interest and detail.

-- https://www.facebook.com/MccloudsCreativeConcepts

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snoman1973

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#7 posted 07-23-2013 11:15 PM

yep…i should have seen the lines in the work as a telltale of the glue up ty guys :)

-- The wood often tells me what it wants to be... great... now the voices in my head have company....

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docholladay

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#8 posted 07-23-2013 11:50 PM

Nicely done. I like those a lot.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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cajunpen

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#9 posted 07-24-2013 01:07 AM

Well done – you have really done a great job on your first turning project.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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doubleDD

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#10 posted 07-24-2013 01:25 AM

Great inspiration for your first turning. You done well.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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indplswoodworking

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#11 posted 07-24-2013 12:43 PM

Thanks for all the great feedback! It is hard to judge perspective in this photo but the overal lengths is about 12in.

-- https://www.facebook.com/MccloudsCreativeConcepts

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jrbare

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#12 posted 07-24-2013 03:15 PM

These are very nice! They make me want to pick them up to see how they feel in my hand.

-- John -- Wild, Wonderful, West Virginia

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indplswoodworking

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#13 posted 07-25-2013 01:44 PM

I focused heavily on designing the handle. I not only wanted it comfortable but wanted it to not slip out of your hand. I places an acorn on the end just for fun. The grooves are not only placed in it for decoration but they are very functional.

-- https://www.facebook.com/MccloudsCreativeConcepts

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Fishinbo

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#14 posted 07-26-2013 02:39 PM

Good looking mallets! Like the shape especially the handles, look comfy to hold. The grooves and acorn ends are nice accents and give nice grips. Well done!

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steliart

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#15 posted 07-26-2013 04:20 PM

great

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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