In the video above Ben shows us how to use a lathe to turn a piece of firewood into the handle for a mallet, and a block of scrap wood into the head.
Tools You Will Need:
- Goggles or full face mask.
- Dust mask (Ben isn't wearing one in the video because he's talking as he's working, but strongly recommends you wear one, especially if you're prone to allergies.)
- Turning Chisels
- Flush cut saw
- Forstner drill bits
Of course, in addition to these you will also need access to a wood lathe. In doing this, or any project on the wood lathe, Ben stresses that you should not wear loose clothing when operating a lathe, and tie back long hair. This is a great project for anyone to get started in wood-turning, and provides a functional tool upon completion.
Originally appeared in the Make: Magazine blog.