Curly White Oak Mallet

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Project by Holzarbeiterin posted 11-25-2014 06:05 AM 2160 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’m not much of a wood turner. I make the occasional pen or turn knobs for a bow saw I made, etc. and I enjoy my time on the lathe but I have to admit it’s not my real passion for woodworking. I made this mallet when I found an amazing little piece of curly white oak. It was too small to make a box large enough to give justice to the amazing grain so I decided to use it for a mallet. I glued the oak around a 2×2x12 turning blank I bought. Sorry, I don’t remember what the species the blank was. I finished is on the lathe with a few coats of wax. It’s beautiful, heavy and the oak is as tough as nails. I don’t use it with my nice chisels but is sure is a nice “beater” when I need one. I hope I live long enough wear this one out! :-)

-- Linda - It's only a mistake if you do it twice!

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#1 posted 11-25-2014 09:01 AM

Should last forever. Sure is cool how the grain is. Good work.

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#2 posted 11-25-2014 01:29 PM

That’s a beauty!

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#3 posted 11-25-2014 03:32 PM

Very Nice!

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#4 posted 08-22-2015 02:28 PM

Absolutely beautiful display of grain and excellent turning!

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