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Blog entry by DouginVa posted 11-30-2012 10:56 PM 1393 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

If you use shot filled mallets, and have an un-heated outdoor shop, re-consider using your shot filled mallet if it reached below freezing the night before.

-- Just a man with his chisel.........



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#1 posted 11-30-2012 11:00 PM

Oh come on now, you can’t blame the cold on this. It was your Herculean strength that shattered that mallet!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 12-01-2012 03:21 AM

Brand name, please!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#3 posted 12-01-2012 03:30 AM

I don’t remember the brand. I’ve had it for a really long time…wtih many years of non-use out of it in between. I think it came from Sears.

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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#4 posted 12-01-2012 03:32 AM

C’mon, fess up, you cut a piece shorter than it should have been and took the mallet to it… :-)

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.

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#5 posted 12-01-2012 03:35 AM

Huh? Me? I never make mistakes…....;)

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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#6 posted 12-01-2012 03:38 AM

Awww… I was sure you would say it was purchased at Harbor Freight.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#7 posted 12-01-2012 04:35 AM

Doesn’t matter where it came from, if it hit freezing and stayed there at the time of use the plastic shell on most any hammer is going to give. Seems like one of those obvious moments that you don’t actually think of till you screw it up.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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#8 posted 12-01-2012 02:31 PM

I use a rawhide mallet from my leather wsorking tools when the shop is really cold.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#9 posted 12-01-2012 03:11 PM

Doug,

Sorry ‘bout your luck.

Just so your mallet isn’t a total loss, save the lead shot and build a ‘Steve Ramsey’ Mallet, like he built in the video blog below.

http://lumberjocks.com/Stevinmarin/blog/30527

Work Safely and have Fun. – Grandpa Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#10 posted 12-01-2012 03:37 PM

Grandpa, I’ve already thrown it away. I’ve got back ups….a wooden one I made, a smaller/lighter shot filled mallet and a rawhide one. I thought about removing the weight and re-using it but in the end i just said, “Nah”.

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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#11 posted 12-01-2012 03:47 PM

Hmmm, if it was a Sears (and had the Craftsman name on it), they probably would have replaced it under warranty.

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#12 posted 12-01-2012 07:16 PM

The mallets are made by Compothane. I had two used them for about 30 years as a mechanic. last summer they both broke apart the plastic just got hard over time.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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