Sun, Mar 30, 2008, 4:00pm snipped-for-privacy@Nospam.net (NOSPAM) doth posteth:
<snip> I suppose I could just leave it unfinished, but I remember
reading somewhere about a mallet maker who dipped their mallets for
upwards of a month in Linseed oil to penetrate the wood and ad some
heft. I'm contemplating doing this, but I'm looking for a few other
Just wandered by and saw this. Don't believe everything you read.
I've got about seven turned mallets, probably about 10 years old. One
or two had an oil finish applied, but no difference in any of them,
except for the pine one the dog used for a chew toy, and I still use
that one two. I beat on anything that neads beating on with 'em,
carving chisels, wrenches, pry bars, etc., You want more heft, you make
different sizes, and different woods. Mine are pine, dogwood, and I
believe hickory, holly, maybe oak. They range from about a 3 inch head
to about 10 inches, and from maybe half a pound, to several pounds.
Just make 'em, and use 'em. If they split or get torn up, make another.
It's that simple..
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