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Project by Andybb posted 02-08-2018 09:45 PM 1271 views 3 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Absolutely nothing special. Maple handle and walnut heads. I just wanted to see if I could turn something with the vintage lathe I refurbed. Got the lathe for $25 and spent another $75 on “stuff”. I added (free on CL) a variable speed treadmill motor and a digital rpm gauge.

Seems to work well. Runs between 275 and 2500 rpm.

-- Andy - Seattle USA





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Woodknack

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#1 posted 02-08-2018 09:53 PM

Pretty nice mallet. I made something similar but smaller from a copper T.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#2 posted 02-09-2018 11:13 AM

Keep turning, your doing just fine.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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John Smith

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#3 posted 02-09-2018 02:01 PM

WOW – Andy, for your first project, it really “turned” out nice !!

this is how a hobby progresses – make one – then ten.
then – you need a bigger lathe – then a bigger shop.
then, the city and county want you to get a business license.
then you have half a dozen employees going in ten directions.
then you ask yourself – when will I ever find time for my “hobbies” ??
then you sell it all, go back to a small shop with a few pieces of vintage equipment
to enjoy your free time.

yes – it is a vicious cycle

well done indeed.

.

-- there is no educational alternative to having a front row seat in the School of Hard Knocks. --

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wcp

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#4 posted 02-09-2018 04:15 PM

Great save on the old Lathe and nice turned project. Don’t let that old lathe rest now.

wcp

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#5 posted 02-09-2018 06:18 PM

Andy, you did a beautiful job on this mallet.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#6 posted 02-09-2018 08:46 PM

Nice, where did you get the brass T?

-- Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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Andybb

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#7 posted 02-09-2018 09:44 PM

Thanks everybody.


Nice, where did you get the brass T?

- GaryCN


Lowes. Online it said it was an order only so I went in to grab a galvanized one but it was on the shelf.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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woodbutcherbynight

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#8 posted 02-10-2018 02:45 AM

Nice mallet, great job on the refurb. Welcome to the turners club so to speak…

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Andybb

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#9 posted 02-10-2018 02:51 AM



Nice mallet, great job on the refurb. Welcome to the turners club so to speak…

- woodbutcherbynight


So, I passed the audition (at least at the junior level) ?? :-)

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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John

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#10 posted 02-11-2018 03:04 AM

Good work on the lathe, nice to have the VFD.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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ralbuck

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#11 posted 02-11-2018 08:44 PM

That mallet is too damned pretty to use! Hang it on the wall and make a junkie one to actually use!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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Andybb

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#12 posted 02-11-2018 09:22 PM



That mallet is too damned pretty to use! Hang it on the wall and make a junkie one to actually use!

- ralbuck


That’s what I was thinking, if only for posterity but I used scrap wood and spent $6 on the tee. I’d have to buy another tee even for a junkie one. :-) I’ll probably keep using my old mallet and hang this one somewhere.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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drbyte

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#13 posted 02-12-2018 07:11 PM

What size “tee” did you use? Nice mallet! Keep the shavings flying!!!

-- Dennis, WV

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Andybb

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#14 posted 02-12-2018 07:18 PM



What size “tee” did you use? Nice mallet! Keep the shavings flying!!!

- drbyte


3/4”

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#15 posted 02-19-2018 05:11 AM

Whoa fantastic job! Very unique mallet!

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