Turned Mallet

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Project by Mike Davi posted 08-03-2008 03:19 PM 1282 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first turning project, a mallet.

-- Mike Davi

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#1 posted 08-03-2008 03:37 PM

Nice. I’ve been thinking of turning one myself out of some 8/4 hickory. What wood did you use?

-- GSY from N. Idaho

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#2 posted 08-03-2008 04:14 PM

Nicely done. A graduated series of these would fetch a nice price on eBay as a set. Just a thought. Again, beautiful execution.


-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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Mike Davi

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#3 posted 08-03-2008 04:30 PM

I used Maple. If (or when) I make another, I’d use a larger diameter and maybe make the handle narrower,

-- Mike Davi

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#4 posted 08-03-2008 04:44 PM

So this is a prototype. Great start. I keep trying to figure out what I want. I guess it’s make one and then make another for the items missing.

I do think that I’d like a small brass one so that I can lightly tap the wood chisles to take off that ever-so-small piece that seems to be hanging on tightly.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#5 posted 08-03-2008 06:23 PM

I like the large diameter handle. Even though I have small hands, I think I get a better grip on this type.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 08-03-2008 10:45 PM

Nice mallet and first turning project. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#7 posted 08-04-2008 12:16 AM

I don’t know what the diameter of the head is , but the handle looks like a very comfortable size and design . Great job and I like the accent stripes as well : ) Welcome to LJs : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#8 posted 08-04-2008 02:19 AM

Very nice, the addition of the stipes adds a little extra. Good luck with the next one.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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Callum Kendall

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#9 posted 08-05-2008 08:55 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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