First lathe turned object. Wooden mallet.

  • Advertise with us
Project by derosa posted 04-20-2012 04:41 AM 2436 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
First lathe turned object. Wooden mallet.
First lathe turned object. Wooden mallet. No picture No picture No picture No picture No picture
Zoom Pictures

I’ve been needing a mallet to work with my chisels with and needing an excuse to use the lathe, end result was this. Although it isn’t obvious it has a number of coats of tung oil on it. No clue what the wood is besides pallet. It measures just over 3” at the widest and only has a slight taper. The handle is longer then most I’ve seen at the store to accommodate my wide hands.

-- A posse ad esse

6 comments so far

View TDog's profile


235 posts in 2709 days

#1 posted 04-20-2012 05:13 AM

Looks great especially for a first turn…I want to get into turning
Trying to choose a good mallet online recently

-- "So many little time..." Psalm 23

View rockindavan's profile


299 posts in 3115 days

#2 posted 04-20-2012 08:23 AM

Definitely won’t be the last mallet you make

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

23193 posts in 3584 days

#3 posted 04-20-2012 12:31 PM

Very nice mallet. You will get good use of it!!!!!!......................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

View ratchet's profile


1391 posts in 4266 days

#4 posted 04-20-2012 01:10 PM

Very nice looking mallet. Offhand it looks like it might be Ash.
Well done…a custom tool at the cost of a little time.

View derosa's profile


1597 posts in 3314 days

#5 posted 04-20-2012 01:17 PM

Thanks for the comments, it already has seen some minor use. The wood dents very little but seems like it will hold up fine in the long term.

-- A posse ad esse

View Karson's profile


35197 posts in 4879 days

#6 posted 04-20-2012 11:48 PM

Great looking Mallet. Glad that it’s holding up.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics