|Project by NickyP||posted 03-20-2014 01:22 AM||1506 views||5 times favorited||14 comments|
I was out bowling and got the idea to make a wooden carving mallet from a bowling pin. I got home and checked the internet and found it’s been done before. The bowling alley gave me a pin and off I went. I am brand new to wood turning and this is my first project. It was simple enough . . . I cut the skin of the pin off using a hammer and chisel and running my cuts up both sides of the pin, giving myself a secondary parallel relief cut about a half inch wide the first time through. A big screwdriver and some big channel locks made this pretty easy to get the pin stripped. I cut the top off at the band saw, mounted it, and produced a really nice mallet that is weighted well. I cut the mallet loose with a coping saw and rounded off the top and bottom at the sander. Very fun project for my first time out.
-- "Never underestimate the power of a kind word, a good deed, or a table saw."