Assignment: Turn a Mallet

Turned wooden mallets

Call it a mallet, a hammer, a gavel.  We’re going to make it.

Drawing for turned mallet

Wooden blanks and finished wooden mallet

You will create two turned parts to make a mallet: a mallet head and a handle.

Rough turned Mallet Heads

Roughed out mallet heads

Rough Turned Mallet Handle

Roughed out mallet handle

Turn the mallet head first.  Turn a cylinder roughly 2-3″ in diam by 5″ long.

Mark 3 spots with a pencil, 90 degrees apart from each other.

Using a drill jig, drill a center hole of 1″ diam .  Drill about 2/3 of the way through the head piece.

Using the index on the lathe drill a hole for the pin perpendicular from the handle hole.  The hole for the pin should be around 1/4″ in diam.

Or you can use the V block on the drill press.

3 wooden mallets

Turn the handle

A long cylinder, about xxx long, one end is XXX diam.  Make sure the handle fits comfortably in your hand.

Check the fit between head and handle.

Glue handle into head and let dry

Re-drill the hole for the pin, this will make a hole in the handle.

Glue the pin into place.



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