|Project by snowdog||posted 08-05-2008 02:46 PM||2003 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
I have been wanting to make a mallet for a while and just have not found the time. In truth, we all find the time to do the things we really want to do so rather than put it off any longer I went down stairs lat night and threw a chunk of maple on the lathe. I saved this from the saw mill’s burn barrel. I have to get back there this month and save a few more project bones from his barrels.
The brown marks are where I was holding some saw dust to the wood and it started burning. It looked nice (and smelled good) so I tried to make a pattern with it. At the same time I thought that the heat might make the ends harder and maybe make it last longer. I am pretty new to turning so this is all trial and (many) errors for me :)
-- "so much to learn and so little time"..