Wood mallets are a good shop tool and one every turner should have in their own shop.
They can be made a one-piece or two-piece models.
|Turned Wood Mallet|
By: Richard Pikul
In this tutorial, Richard explains how to turn a mallet that is useful to a woodturner. And he also provides a great dimensional drawing of one.
|Turn a wooden mallet with an oval handle |
By: Keith Larrett
In this photo tutorial, Keith shows us how he turns a wood mallet on this lathe. What's special about this tutorial is that Keith makes an oval handle for his mallet. Holding a mallet with an oval handle is more comfortable and better suited for our hands.
And since the technique of an oval handle can be applied to many tools, it's one well worth learning. So, go ahead and make one yourself to get that great technique done!
By: Tom Hintz
One of the by products of many chuck-based turning processes is a cut-off tenon, sometimes called a spigot. When I first started using my lathe I threw these remnants in the trash, but lately began keeping the better ones as it occurred to me I could glue them up to make something useful.
In this project, Tom shows how he uses those scrap cut-offs to make a glue-up mallet, both the head and the handle.
|Turning a Carver Mallet|
By: Tom Hintz
The one-piece carvers mallet is a great project for new woodturners because in its simple forms it is easy to turn but provides good practice with basic turning tools and skills. Start out with simple shapes to build confidence and skills before adding more difficult design elements to increase the challenge at your own pace.
As your skills increase, the basic mallet can morph into nutcrackers, tenderizing hammers or even pestles for mortar and pestle sets. Once the basic procedures are mastered, your creativity is the only limitation when creating gifts, or just having fun on a rainy afternoon.
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This protective project mat is made from heat-resistant, easy-to-clean silicone, meaning wet glue rinses off and dried glue peels off. Use it anywhere you want to protect your work surface or your project, whether in the garage, shop or on the dining room table. Since it's heat-resistant, it works well as a protective barrier for hot glue guns. The material is very soft, and one side has a textured surface to trap debris that could scratch or dent your project.
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