|Project by Matty272||posted 03-10-2014 03:09 PM||1506 views||0 times favorited||17 comments|
I’ve been attending a woodcraft class one day a week for a few months now and have made a few basic things including a simple jewellery box, bow saw, carpenters style mallet (sadly, I managed to break this) and most recently, a carvers-style mallet. Actually, this is the second mallet I’ve turned; the first is covered in bruises from use on my chisels.
It’s simply a piece of scrap seasoned oak which would otherwise have sat on a shelf waiting for someone to see the inside of it or to go on the fire (which would have been a shame). Black bands made by a tiny cut with skew chisel for a piece of steel wire to rub against and burn. Finish is a couple of coats of walnut oil from the kitchen cupboard allowed to soak in a bit and buffed up with an old t-shirt.
Please be gentle, I’m a beginner to both woodworking in general and woodturning.
(Please click on the image to show it properly, if you’re interested, as the server software has taken chunks off to make the thumbnail)
-- It's worth every moment of effort you put in if the kids enjoy it!