mallet, mallet, mullet
this is a piece of kowhai.
I am sure i’m not pronouncing that correctly
but I’m going to put a link to it’s wikipedia
page in the description.
It is a poison wood so Ned is not going to
be in this video as well as I’ll be wearing
a dust mask.
This tree was in a garden that was along a
It was hit by a moving van and the root ball
was ripped out of the ground.
apparently it is something that woodturners
really love to use.
I will tell you the end grain shows up just
wonderful on this.
BUT i don’t have a lathe so I can’t turn
So the shaping was done with a drawknife and
I used a piece of paper to mark a straight
line around the bottom part of the head.
And I sawed in about an inch all the way around.
This is how i split most of the wood out from
I did it to the real stock on the ground.
It’s important that if you are going to
use an axe, keep your hands away from it!
for the shaping of the handle I used a chisel
to rough it out.
Then went back to the drawknife and spokeshave
to get it to the right size.
I also used a Mora’ knife to whittle away
where the spokeshave couldn’t get to.
There was also use of a card scraper too to
smoothing out everything.
For the carving i used a marking gauge to
mark bands around the top and the bottom.
As well as the counterweight, I don’t know
what you call the bottom part…
Then I used simple little hand chisels to
put in little divet shapes.
I don’t know what you call them, I’m sure
they have a name I don’t know what it is.
And I used a V-chisel on the bottom.
i then came back with another gouge and put
some edge decoration on it.
So it could continue drying out correctly,
I only put finish on the end grain parts of
I apologize that this video is a little bit
This week has been full of me putting together
another portfolio site so i can find another
I lost my one in the US finally.
Its ok we knew that was eventually going to
happen so it is now time to find one over
I did just do a carving which I filmed so
I’ll put it up like next Tuesday or so.
A fish, from the beginning of the video.
Using this and hand pressure.
But this is really nice to use.
compared to this, which is still nice to use
but as you can see a lot more refinement.
Done the same way, This was a piece of firewood
and this one will someday probably be, a lot
of it will be firewood cause it’s just not
a wood you can make spoons or any thing like
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again, eventually I’ll make a spring pole
lathe or a treadle lathe here and try to make
a better one cause I am sure that this will
In fact I can guarantee that it will split!
I’m ok with the rustic-ness of that and
Very interesting wood, the end grain on it
I can see why wood turners really like it.
Alright, I hope you guys have a good week!
my blonde wood shaving mullet!
Partys at the end of this video!