Mallet / Table Leg from Dunnage

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Project by PASs posted 01-11-2013 03:46 PM 1823 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I must have missed the email about the great mallet exchange.
But I have to show my dual purpose mallet.
I turned it as a practice for making some oak table legs for a customer.
The wood is more of the Indian dontknow I use for most of my work.
This particular piece is incredibly dense, close-grained, and hard.
The grain is so fine it is barely visible.
It is much harder than oak as well, so hard in fact that after I rip about 50 feet of it (2 inches thick) I have to take the 60-tooth carbide blade to the sharpener.
The reddish color is the actual color of the wood.
And the cracks seem to be a characteristic of the wood as well.
I made a document display out of the wood and like the way it looks.
I turned this last April and started beating things with it soon after.
Works like a champ, and no visible dings or dents yet.

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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#1 posted 01-11-2013 04:22 PM

Nice Pete…that jungle wood can really get hard, that is what I need for my froe mallet but the only jungle wood I have is to expensive or nice to use….I like the table leg mallet it works great…

-- Cosmicturner

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#2 posted 01-11-2013 04:46 PM

Good thinking,good job.


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#3 posted 01-12-2013 12:25 AM

That’s a nice knock-around stick.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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