Amazing what you can find in firewood

It has always bothered me – the amount of good wood that goes into the fireplace. So I threw a lump onto the lathe, and discovered a very useful wooden mallet hiding inside. It has lasted me very well so far – with a significant head it punches quite a wallop, but is still wooden, with that little bit of extra give, and has less of a tendency to mark the wood of the project. Wood is Australian Red Gum.

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