Basic Turned Mallet / First Turning

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A woodworking friend offered to teach an ‘Intro to Turning’ class to a (non woodworking) club we both belong to. I took him up on the offer, and yesterday turned this basic mallet. Man, turning is fun.

-- Derek, Bremerton WA --

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#1 posted 03-30-2009 09:51 PM

Good job…. Watch out it’s a slippery slope! I find turning to be both satisfying and a little addictive…. :)

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#2 posted 03-31-2009 12:32 AM

Turning is a BLAST, it was my gateway into working with wood in a serious way.

Please, get a lexan face shield though, it’s a good thing.

Enjoy! What wood did you use?


-- "I'm just a simple man trying to make my way in the universe." -- Jango Fett

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#3 posted 03-31-2009 06:17 AM

Yes, I used a full face shield. The mallet is made from rock maple.

-- Derek, Bremerton WA --

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