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Forum topic by groy87 posted 08-25-2013 10:23 PM 771 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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groy87

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08-25-2013 10:23 PM

Topic tags/keywords: wanted hardwood mallet

I am looking for a dense hardwood blank I could use to turn my own carvers mallet that is approximately 8” long and 3” -4” diameter. I am open to trades or purchasing the blank outright. Thanks in advance.


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Dallas

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#1 posted 08-25-2013 10:57 PM

would osage orange work? How about American Elm? Maybe Maple, Walnut,

I have a pretty good chunk of Osage Orange you can have, you pay shipping.

I can get a picture of it tomorrow if you are interested.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#2 posted 08-25-2013 11:13 PM

If you live near a bowling alley, you might be able to get your hands on some of their old pins they throw out every so often. The hard part is to get the plastic off, but there’s some nice maple underneath.

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#3 posted 08-25-2013 11:34 PM

You could glue up stock to make a 1 1/2 or 2” handle Then glue 1” stock around the end and turn from there.
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#4 posted 08-26-2013 06:13 AM

@dallas. I’m definitely interested! I’ve sent you a pm.

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