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This is my first turning project, a mallet.
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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
#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,
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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 email@example.com †
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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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#9 posted 08-05-2008 08:55 PM
Thanks for the post
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