Walnut Carving Mallet

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Project by Kevin Violette posted 03-19-2008 06:44 PM 2715 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I made a carving mallet about 15 years ago and it has seen some abuse as it was not always used as a carving mallet thanks to my father and some students. I recently had to do a substatial amount of turning and was still in the turning mode when I thought about the beat up old mallet and how it would be nice to have a new one that I use only for carving and light chisel work much like the first one was supposed to be. So I turned this mallet from a solid block of walnut which I trimmed the corners off on the bandsaw pror to turning just to save time. The mallet is finished with some boiled linseed oil and a little wax.

-- Kevin

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#1 posted 03-19-2008 07:32 PM

Very nice looking. Very rich color.
Thanks for the post.

-- Hope Never fails

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#2 posted 03-19-2008 09:04 PM

Sweet woodworking!

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#3 posted 03-20-2008 03:08 AM

This is a nice looking mallet. I have got to make one of these (when I get a lathe of course).

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 03-20-2008 06:15 AM

Handsome tool you got there.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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#5 posted 03-20-2008 07:05 AM

That is one pretty mallet – sure would be a shame to mark it up hitting things with it. Nice job.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#6 posted 03-27-2008 02:54 AM

Great! I can’t wait until “EF Hutton”(ref: “When she speaks everyone listens.”) says I can but one. Great job, there can be real beauty in tools and you have created it here.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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