Mallet - my first

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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"..

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#1 posted 08-05-2008 03:20 PM

Good looking mallet. Nice Mach 5 and Gumby. Is that a transformer next to the mallet?????

-- Adrian ..... The 11th Commandment...."Thou Shalt Not Buy A Wobble Dado"

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#2 posted 08-05-2008 04:19 PM

It looks at home with your collection.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#3 posted 08-05-2008 05:08 PM

LazyFireman- yes that is more than meets thhe eye :)

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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Callum Kendall

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#4 posted 08-05-2008 06:59 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#5 posted 08-05-2008 07:42 PM

Good looking mallet.Great job!

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#6 posted 08-05-2008 09:43 PM

Nice piece of persuasion. Thanks for sharing.

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

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#7 posted 08-06-2008 12:01 AM

Very nice!

The burnt stripes give it some class.

Did you ever try burning grooves in a piece with a piece of wire?

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#8 posted 08-06-2008 12:22 AM

That is a fine serviceable mallet. Nice work.

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#9 posted 08-06-2008 02:37 AM

Very nice and the stripes add a little extra.

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

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#10 posted 08-06-2008 10:28 PM

Very nice mallet. I would think, that there is a lot of good scraps in that burn barrel. From what I have seen in it sometimes, makes me want to buy a lathe.

-- Guy Kroll

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