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Blog entry by GR8HUNTER posted 08-09-2017 09:55 PM 463 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been wanting to make myself a good shop mallet ….I have decided I want some weight in it …...so I was cleaning up shop found a couple dumbbells I used to use …and then a light came on ….so I got to work taking the outer layer off

then I drilled out 2 caps of wood

they didn’t quite fit to good so drill little holes at the hex


then filled rest in

this was my first try at progress pictures so please deal with a noobie

JUST 1 MORE NOTE ….if a thief breaks in the shop I will chuck this sucker at him …probably do more damage then my shotgun LMAO :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN



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crowie

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#1 posted 08-09-2017 10:13 PM

Clever idea Tony, but please how have you managed to completely and so neatly cover the dumb bell with the timber to have it secure; PLUS how is the handle fitted, thank you…

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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papadan

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#2 posted 08-09-2017 10:18 PM

Tony, that’s one way to keep from cutting mortises big enough. Just bang the tenons into place. LOL

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lew

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#3 posted 08-09-2017 10:57 PM

Now that’s a weapon, oh, I mean mallet!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Dutchy

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#4 posted 08-10-2017 06:14 AM

I hope the glue will hold. Smart idea ! and well done.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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GR8HUNTER

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#5 posted 08-10-2017 02:03 PM



Clever idea Tony, but please how have you managed to completely and so neatly cover the dumb bell with the timber to have it secure; PLUS how is the handle fitted, thank you…

- crowie


IM thinking I should have taken more pictures …as I said first try at progress pictures …I can tell you the handle is 2 pieces ..and the caps fit on ends pretty snug ..hope this answers your questions :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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robscastle

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#6 posted 08-10-2017 09:36 PM

OK my curiosity got the better of me, so after sneaking into you shed looking for the mallet, of which incidently I could not find, I managed to trip over your LP Gas powered lathe ..thats a very interesting way to power a lathe by the way, then I saw your shadow of you coming in so in fright I scampered.

Now after all that trauma where is the dumbell!!
Maybe next visit I am going to bring my metal detector with me.

-- Regards Robert

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GR8HUNTER

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#7 posted 08-10-2017 09:52 PM

hehehehe ...... Rob the mallet is laying in the same place the pictures where taken from …...not sure what you mean about the lathe ???? ....I really wish I would have taken more pictures before I closed it all up ….LOL :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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robscastle

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#8 posted 08-10-2017 11:40 PM

-- Regards Robert

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