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I Chopped Down My Tree and Made This

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Leah demonstrates how to make a wood mallet by using two tree limbs from a tree that she chopped down. Links to Tools Shown in This Video Wen Mini-Lathe (Note: The Excelsior mini-lathe shown in this video is no longer available on Amazon. However, the Wen is a great little starter lathe, and is about half the price): https://amzn.to/2EdspjJ Carbide Turning Tools Set: https://amzn.to/2zVdyWY Buy Leah a cup of coffee! http://www.Ko-fi.com/seejanedrill Click on this link to shop on Amazon via See Jane Drill: http://www.amazon.com/?tag=sejadr-20 Leah's Recommended Tools for Beginner DIY-ers: Power Tools: DeWalt 20V Lithium-Ion Brushless Compact Drill Driver: https://amzn.to/2LrHaCu (currently on sale!) Skil Circular Saw with Laser Beam Guide: https://amzn.to/2Opokto Dremel Multi-Max Oscillating Tool Kit: https://amzn.to/2LGKucl (currently on sale!) Black and Decker Smart Select Jig Saw: https://amzn.to/2JY9lTT Black and Decker Random Orbit Sander: https://amzn.to/2mORkP0 Hand Tools: Stanley 20-piece basic screwdriver set: https://amzn.to/2LN23Y2: Irwin Tools Universal Hand Saw: https://amzn.to/2LGFWCQ Erstwing 16-oz Claw Hammer: https://amzn.to/2NM8ZCj Lufkin Quick-Read Tape Measure: https://amzn.to/2NQwgTG Stanley Value Chisels (for everyday use): https://amzn.to/2mNdi4I Stud-Pop Magnetic StudFinder: https://amzn.to/2Opsrpk Rite in the Rain Weatherproof Notebooks: https://amzn.to/2Afairl Note: If you purchase any items through See Jane Dril's Amazon links, we will receive a small commission. 3. If you really like the work we that we do or have been helped by our videos, consider supporting See Jane Drill on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/seejanedrill Contact Info: Website: http://www.seejanedrill.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/seejanedrill Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/seejanedrill Email: [email protected] Disclaimer: Due to factors beyond the control of See Jane Drill, we cannot guarantee against improper use or unauthorized modifications of this information. See Jane Drill assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. Use this information at your own risk. See Jane Drill recommends safe practices when working with tools seen or implied in this video. Due to factors beyond the control of See Jane Drill, no information contained in this video shall create any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. Any injury, damage, or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or from the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not See Jane Drill. https://youtu.be/lZSAOSG_kQM #seejanedrill
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C Gt (8 days ago)
You are an excellent teacher!!! I love watching your videos. They are so clear and easy to follow. Thanks to you, I have tried quite a few "do-it-myself" projects. Thank you ever so much!! You gave me the confidence to try. :)
Anna at the Farm (1 month ago)
Glad I found your channel. I'm a beginner at fumbling around tools, so many thanks for your video's.
seejanedrill (1 month ago)
Welcome to the channel Anna...glad to have you with us!
M (1 month ago)
I love the music in this video, just smiled and smiled through the whole video. It felt like home. :-)
Sophia Milanos (2 months ago)
Blarg Kliggle (2 months ago)
One of my favorite lathe tricks is to use files and very fine rasps/rifflers. It's much easier to fine tune your turning with a file, and you don't have to worry about catching your chisel and having to turn it again.
Ramo (3 months ago)
Really liked this style of video!
Ramo (3 months ago)
+seejanedrill you're welcome!
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
thank you very much!
IGdesigning (3 months ago)
like it!
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
Laura Hafner (3 months ago)
You’re amazing! I love your videos. I bought a house last year. My dream came true! To save money I have been buying older wooden furniture and restoring it myself. I’ve found some amazing pieces that looked beat up and ugly, but with some time and work have become beautiful one of a kind pieces for my home. Your videos have helped me tremendously and inspired me. Thank you for giving me the confidence to try. Plus I saved a ton of money! Furnishing my home this way allowed me to buy my house free and clear, no mortgage! But I still have beautiful furniture.
Chris Moran (3 months ago)
Beautiful project!
HAMRADIOJOE (3 months ago)
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
Cecil Bennett (3 months ago)
Lovely project I love when you make things , very beautiful !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
Thanks Katepina
ShysterLawyer (3 months ago)
Wow, that looks great Leah!
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
Lord Ba'al (3 months ago)
Did the coyote every catch the road runner? All the coyote tools fell apart.
ARCTIC TOWER (3 months ago)
Outstanding! 👍 thanks Leah.
Cayde (3 months ago)
Nice 👌
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
Sigh Pocket (3 months ago)
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
Adell Sinclair (3 months ago)
Miss Leah, u are not alone when it comes to shaky hands. Both me and my dad have this problem as well. I'm able to get things done just like everyone else. Keep up the good work.
Ike Chancellor (3 months ago)
That is incredible. Great job.
Eddie Huff (3 months ago)
That's too pretty to use.😁
Adam Carroll (3 months ago)
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
thank you!
Sylvain Gagnon (3 months ago)
One of the best looking and easy-to-make mallet, thanks for sharing this Leah, nice job again 👍
Todd Killian (3 months ago)
Wow, I really enjoyed watching you work and produce this mallot. Also enjoyed the soothing music!!
Savvy Sue (3 months ago)
Simply beautiful. This is my second visit to your channel in a few days... So much to look forward to! Thanks.
Stephen Brockhoff (3 months ago)
you rule
shoofle (3 months ago)
K Gaither (3 months ago)
At first I thought you were going to create a wooden candle-lobber, but the mallet was nice as well!
Collin Courtois (3 months ago)
Something about those hands... They speak gentleness and love of the work...
palebeachbum (3 months ago)
Impressed as usual. Leah, you are one talented and skilled person!
pritsta (3 months ago)
Hi Jane ,your person is one of the nicest I've seen on YouTube,doesn't matter what ya talking about I always fell better and educated after,,cheers Jane;)
Sled Crush3r03 (3 months ago)
Leah could you PLEASE make a cutting board? I’m thinking of making one for my woodworking class thnx!
Jesse Lewis (3 months ago)
I wish I knew you. You’re such a badass
sapphirerain (3 months ago)
Awesome job Leah! You're so creative.
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
thank you so much!
CrypticGuru (3 months ago)
Does anybody what what song is playing during this video? I really want to find out!!!
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
It's called "Morning Mandolin" and was written by Dan Lebowitz
Tony Sutton (3 months ago)
A great project. I shall be sorting my wood pile tomorrow to find some scrap to make my own version. If anyone hasn't tried woodturning the ought to have a go as soon as they can. There is something therapeutic about the smell of the wood, shavings flying over your shoulder and ending up with something beautiful, useful or both.
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
Absolutely 🙂👍
David Moran (3 months ago)
so much said without a spoken word
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
thanks, David!
Philip Patrick (3 months ago)
Wow, very cool. May I ask was the hole to accept the handle wider at the top than at the bottom? If so is there a formula for the difference? Thank you for sharing your skill with us Leah.
Foreverchanges (3 months ago)
What a nice job! Enjoyed the warm and succinct presentation. Thank you
M Ali (3 months ago)
very cool Leah
Uthman Ahmad (3 months ago)
Wow. I love your work and your channel it is amazing. Thank you from Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
Thank you! Wow, Saudi Arabia what an interesting and exciting part of the world you live in. I really appreciate your taking the time to comment.
RenchRage (3 months ago)
You are very talented Ma’am. Originality is what I give this.
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
Doppler Raider (3 months ago)
You are an absolute inspiration!
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
Soulcommander (3 months ago)
Hey Leah that was so cool. I always loved working with the lathe when I was in high school. I would have one now but I have no Workshop just a one stall garage that's occupied with a car and a motorcycle and a tool chest as well as a table saw. It's so much fun seeing what you can make with the lathe. That is a great-looking mallet. And you made it, it is part of you and will be handed down. Fantastic video.
Dennis M (3 months ago)
you certainly are a skilled craftsman. Your skill and ingenuity far outshines mine when it comes to working with woods.
Carol Simmons (3 months ago)
A Teacher. The kind of teacher I aspire to be. You've taught me how to make that mallet, without speaking, in under 4 minutes. Amazing. Yes, I believe I can do this. 💗 Thank you.
Don Campbell (3 months ago)
One of my favorites of your videos
Kathy B (3 months ago)
You never cease to amaze me! Beautiful work!
Matthew Meditz (3 months ago)
I was hoping you made a pencil.
goeddoek (3 months ago)
Wow - that's not just a tool but a work of art! I always enjoy watching your videos. Greetings from Denmark, Georg
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
Thank you for commenting. BTW My mother and father just returned last night from Denmark. They LOVED IT! Fredericia on the Jutland peninsula was one of their favorites places. I am hoping that I can travel to your beautiful country in the spring. Thanks again for your kind words.
TekaiGuy (3 months ago)
If that isn't inspirational, I don't know what is.
Garden Eva (3 months ago)
That's an awesome video. Thanks for sharing. The music was pretty darn relaxing. Lol. Your skills are tremendous. 👍
Mary C (3 months ago)
Didn't get to see this till tonight just before bed. What a beautiful way to end my day! Thanks for all your videos.
Maxid1 (3 months ago)
If you need a mallet to make a mallet where so you start? Which came first, the mallet or the egg?
smp biker (3 months ago)
Very nice. Ty for reminding us to try new things.
Barry Manilowa (3 months ago)
Wow! You made a Kavanaugh clubber.
SunsetBay Bonnie (3 months ago)
i just made my first mallet, much differently than yours tho. yours is a very nice looking one.
Jim Williams (3 months ago)
Nice thumpenwhacker there!
pezzaboy (3 months ago)
Always a pleasure to watch your vids. All the best from rainy old England.
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
it's rainy here in Seattle as well.🙂
magicrobharv (3 months ago)
Great mallet.
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
Sarah Masteller (3 months ago)
Very nice!
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
thanks Sarah
António Lopes (3 months ago)
Is that mallet heavy enough? If it isn't, you'll get tired in a short while. I've worked with several mallets of different weights and I found out that the most useful for general purposes weighs 1 Kg and is made of very hard rubber. Smaller ones hit your hand instead of your tool. But wooden mallets are better for carving work, like this beautiful example.
Edgar Perez (3 months ago)
Is there anything you don't know how to do??? awesome Leah!
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
thank you, Edgar. 🙂
U Do It (3 months ago)
Paul Peck shared this with us on the twitterverse. Great video Leah!
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
thank you so much!!
Ronna Keil (3 months ago)
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Jimmy Reuben (3 months ago)
A is for awesome. 👍
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
Zac Crow (3 months ago)
Love you Leah!
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
Robert Harry (3 months ago)
Ok, now I'll plant a tree ;-)
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
Robert Harry 🙂
Andi Cacciatore (3 months ago)
So beautiful!
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
Andi Cacciatore thank you
Old Ben (3 months ago)
Love you Leah but, if the center of mass of the head is not at the handle you are asking for trouble. Compare to almost every tool that exists.
Old Ben (3 months ago)
It is a beautiful piece, I just don't want my wife getting her hands on one.; )
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
Old Ben. I'm certain youre right. I think, I was going for interesting aesthetics rather than function.
Abel Valeriano (3 months ago)
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
Abel Valeriano 🙂
Dave Davies (3 months ago)
Looks great. One question. Why glue the wedge into the handle? In time will the wood not contract and the wedge needs to be adjusted?
Dave Davies (3 months ago)
It did look awesome after you oiled it with the different wood colours. I bet If you did need to put a new wedge in, a piece of dark wood right between the light colour wedge would look great. I'm a beginner wood worker and home carpenter and love your way of explaining things. Keep up the good work.
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
I wasn't convinced that the wedge alone would secure the mallet head to the handle
Karen O (3 months ago)
VERY NICE! Right now I have Too Much Material in my back yard. =\ I'll share! Plus more, just need help getting off roof. =| =)
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
thanks, Karen!
Sarah L (3 months ago)
So awesome! Very soothing to watch too. Thank you 🙏👍👏
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
L.D. husky (3 months ago)
That was very cool!!
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
thank you!
123kspencer (3 months ago)
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robert forsythe (3 months ago)
Going from log to creation is a process. It will take well over a year to finish. Whether W oak, Walnut or Ash they all have beauty. How to cut, when to cut, how to dry and how much is just the beginning. I wish you well
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
redcon1gear (3 months ago)
Very cool
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
thank you!
joser ramirez (3 months ago)
Leah. My hat is off to you!
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
thank you so much!
Lori Irwin (3 months ago)
That was very creative.
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
thank you, Lori!
Floyd Albright (3 months ago)
You have taught me so much , just found out what that goffie angle thing on that one side of a square is for. It's to find the center of a round piece of wood. Keep up the informative posts and maybe someday I'll know as much . 74 years old and still don't know all the answers.
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
wow, thank you so much, Floyd, for watching, and for your kind comments!
LessThanHandy (3 months ago)
No love goes to a tool as one made with your own hands. Love your videos. ✌️
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
thank you, and that's very true!
Clint Price (3 months ago)
I bet anyone who started watching this continued until the end. Leah, you have such a great mind and talented hands, you always have topics to captivate your audience. Looking forward to the next you tube notification from your channel.
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
thank you so much, Clint!
G Kuljian (3 months ago)
I love it. When I saw one of my redwoods was looking like it was dying, I cut it and made an entire mezzanine floor out of it, among other things.
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
wow, that's amazing!
Tim Caron (3 months ago)
My first tool in my shop what a Delta-Rockwell wood lathe as a gift from my father in law.  I love using it to complete my projects.  You did an excellent job Leah.  Take care and have a great weekend.  Be Safe.   Tim
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
thank you, Tim, and you have a great weekend as well!
Bob Boitt (3 months ago)
A lathe is a wonderful tool! Great video.
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
Jami Womack (3 months ago)
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
thank you
John McIver (3 months ago)
Cool project
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
Paul Peck DrywallTube (3 months ago)
Wow Leah!💥 Love it! Very impressive. Your talents never cease to amaze me.🙏 Keep these videos coming girl!😎
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
Thank you so much, Paul, and thanks for sharing it on twitter!
Jim Dollens (3 months ago)
Great Job! I so do like the shape of the Mallet Head. Fantastic Video!
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
Thank you, Jim!
The Meat (3 months ago)
Very cool.
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
David Boulton (3 months ago)
Jane we simply adore you in England,,love and respect ✊ from of us all in the uk, 👴👴👴✊✊👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👍👍👍🇬🇧
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
Thank you so much, David! Our family is planning a big trip to visit the UK in 2020. I can't wait to see it!
whatzthis64 (3 months ago)
Thank you. And you,Have a nice day. :))
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
First Last (3 months ago)
What's the music? Reminded of Bon Ivers (sp?) I saw in a cycling video. Vey relaxing
dhansen57 (3 months ago)
Beautiful job Leah!
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
thank you!
Great video
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
thank you!
caspianofnarnia (3 months ago)
Beautiful work. Learning how to use a lathe is definitely on my to do list. Thanks
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
you're very welcome!
Dave Deatherage (3 months ago)
That's a wonderful idea Leah ""💡"""!! And Mallet of Maple!, I loved that idea, and watching you through the process of Branch useful tool.
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
thank you, Dave!
maodonimega (3 months ago)
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
thank you!
Elaine D (3 months ago)
Somebody’s knockin, should I let her in....do y’all remember that old song? It’s a beautiful job! Both the tool and the video. Did you treat the logs with a borate spray after you cut it up?
Elaine D (3 months ago)
seejanedrill roflol, we just never know what my brain is going to think of next, more importantly, we never know what is going to pop out of my mouth. That’s the scary part...Cindy says I never fail to amaze her too, glad I can amaze someone :). But I hope you know how important y’all are to me...y’all do a video, it makes something connect and I’ve got a bit of knowledge back or have some new tool for my brain box! Life is very good
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
You never fail to amaze me. Few would have asked this question. 👍👍👍 For those who do not know, this prevents bugs from infesting and laying eggs in wood.

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