Carver's Mallet

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Project by Kuffy posted 10-25-2016 10:44 AM 1433 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a nice and simple project that makes good use of the random edge trimming offcuts that I seem to collect.

It is a mallet ~280mm long x 68mm diameter.
It includes Tasmanian Oak, Tasmanian Blackwood and some Jarrah timbers.

I filmed the turning of the mallet for my youtube channel.

I tend to rip excess waste off the edge of boards before jointing so that I don’t fill up my dust collector bags as quickly by adding extra unnecessary shavings into the bags. Over time I end up with heaps of sticks and eventually they annoy me enough that I send them all through the thicknesser and glue them up into panels. Then I send them through the thicknesser again and glue the wider panels into turning blocks.

This was one of those blocks. It’s a good way to create something from what would have been shavings or landfill.

I used the mallet on the next job I was doing the day after turning. I like it. It is very comfortable and is nicely balanced. Mostly I like that it cost me next to nothing in materials :D

Any comments or criticisms are welcome. Thanks.


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#1 posted 10-25-2016 12:57 PM

I want one too! Nice one.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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