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Paul Chapman

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This was my third go at wood turning

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It was made on paulm's lathe and with his guidance.

It started off looking like this

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Drilling the hole for the Ash handle

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Made up a wooden chuck to fit in the hole

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Nearly there

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Very satisfying to make and really nice in use.

Cheers :wink:

Paul
 

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I finally got hold of a couple of wooden bowling bowls for myself on ebay last week and turned up a long overdue lignum vitae mallet for myself, ala Paul C's one (was gutted when he didn't leave his here at the end of the day :lol: ). Pic's to follow at the weekend now the danish oil has dried. Might try and make a couple of smaller tapometers from the second ball :-k

Cheers, Paul
 

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This is my mallet, not made by me but by Jim (Jimi43)

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I started life as a bowls ball for the head and a wych elm tree for the handle.

I love it.

Mick
 

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adidat

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this is my favourite mallet

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i made this at college, its got an oak handle :roll: and bubinga head. its not great the oak makes my hands black and the way i turned it made the handle quite uncomfortable.

but i have a feeling this is to replaced with something much nicer in the near future :wink:

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Perfectly weighted, beautiful to hold and functions exactly as it should. When its sat on the bench there is an overwhelming desire to pick it up and use it.

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some lovely pieces in this section. I have just got a couple of LV lawn bowls off fleabay. Anybody fancy swapping the 2nd of these in return for turning the first into a mallet for me?
 

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paulm":29gol4wl said:
I finally got hold of a couple of wooden bowling bowls for myself on ebay last week and turned up a long overdue lignum vitae mallet for myself, ala Paul C's one (was gutted when he didn't leave his here at the end of the day :lol: ). Pic's to follow at the weekend now the danish oil has dried. Might try and make a couple of smaller tapometers from the second ball :-k

Cheers, Paul

Turned this one 2 or 3 weeks ago but just got round to taking the camera out to the workshop !

Lignum vitae head, the second as yet unused bowling bowl is beside it, oak handle, and a walnut wedge. Finished with a few coats of danish oil.

There were a good few cracks in this one, but nothing massive and a little superglue here and there should hopefully stop them worsening.

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Wondering if I'll be able to get a couple of smaller versions out of the remaining ball......

Cheers, Paul
 

dickster2112

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adidat":2e6mrwrq said:
this is my favourite mallet

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adidat

Now thats what I call a mallet.
Maybe its the photo but it looks about two feet long!

Reminds me of the one on the wall at the college I used to go to. it was nicknamed 'The Persuader', and kept for those special occasions
when things just didn't go right. :lol:

Ric
 
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