Classy mallets

Wooden Mallets

I took an introduction to wood turning class on Sunday, and these are the mallets that I and the other two students made. Mine is on the left. We started from split wood out of a wood pile, turned it round on the lathe, then shaped it into these mallets. I concentrated on making mine as curvy as possible, but I like the geometric lines of some of the other works. Mine is made of cherry wood, and actually has an unfortunate soft spalting along much of one side. Anyway, it was a good class at the Society for Contemporary Craft, and now I have some experience on the wood lathe, which is something I've been wanting to learn for some time.

2012.09.17 at 12:00am EDT