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Project by ldl posted 07-26-2013 03:49 PM 650 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Nothing special just my first mallet. Don’t know what kind of wood it is. Probably won’t finish it as I will use to just pound on my chisels. More or less was just practicing as it has been a while since I have turned anything. My lathe was crying. It has a few worm holes and some nail holes.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -





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steliart

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#1 posted 07-26-2013 03:56 PM

Of-course it’s special Dewayne.
It’s your first mallet and it’s a good one too. I am sure it’s gonna be around and used for a long time.
I don’t have a lathe to even try turning anything like it.
Very well done

-- 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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#2 posted 07-26-2013 04:05 PM

Looks like poplar. Is it heavy?

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA

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#3 posted 07-26-2013 04:51 PM

Looks like you hit a home run Dewayne! It’s nice and I’m sure you’ll get a lot of use out of it.
I would guess Poplar just as tyvekboy suggested.

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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WoodenFrog

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#4 posted 07-26-2013 07:30 PM

I thought i already commented on this Dewayne! Guess not?
Really pretty cool! I envy you guys with lathe skills.
Nice work!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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#5 posted 07-26-2013 07:46 PM

cool beater, Dewayne

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 07-26-2013 09:34 PM

Nice mallet,Dewayne. You’ll get good use out of it!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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doubleDD

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#7 posted 07-26-2013 11:45 PM

Cool mallet Dewayne. I’m sure you can use it for a lot more than beating up chisels.

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

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ldl

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#8 posted 07-27-2013 12:47 AM

Thanks for the comments guys.

I got the blank along with the African Mahogany given to me by a friend. I though it looked kinda like popular but didn’t have any of the greenish area. I have never turned any popular before so don’t know what the shavings would look like but they came off more like square not stringy. Might be cause it was very dry.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#9 posted 07-29-2013 05:02 PM

That turned out really beautiful. I’m sure it will be handy around the shop. Well done!

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#10 posted 07-29-2013 05:33 PM

You did a real nice job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#11 posted 07-29-2013 05:46 PM

Excellent. Looking forward to seeing the next one.

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

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