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    plane mallet

    Well, I've been hankering for a nice little mallet to adjust plane irons and other things without damaging the metal, so I made this the other morning. The handle is cherry, and is oval in cross section. The head is a piece of rosewood that I cut out of a larger block. Should do the job nicely.




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    That looks great, Ken. Did you make the oval handle on the lathe or with edge tools?
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    Thanks Vaughn. The answer to your question is yes.

    I cut the handle blank out as a rectangle, turned the outside curves, then with it on the lathe [not spinning] blended from the flats to the outside curves.

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    very nice Ken. Has it got enough weight to make the blades move in a wood plane?
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    Nice. A blend of spinny and Neander.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
    very nice Ken. Has it got enough weight to make the blades move in a wood plane?
    I guess it depends how hard I hit it, so far, so good. The longish handle allows for a good bit of momentum.

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    Very nice Ken.

    Been thinking about one of those myself.

    Did you drill the hole in the mallet head before or after turning?
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    Hole drilled after turning. I used a shop made V block and my drill press.

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