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Project by kiefer posted 05-10-2014 04:12 PM 2142 views 12 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A little tapping mallet I just finished and will go to a friend and I hope to deliver it personally on our holiday . The little guy is almost exactly like the one I have and I just love having it on the bench to tap stuff with a gentle touch and it sure beats using a steel hammer and wooden block. It is made from hickory for the laminated handle and jatoba for the grip with a walnut butt end .The head is maple and a hardwood of unknown type with leather facings .
It weighs only about a pond (guessing)and is 12” long x 5 1/4” w x1 1/2” d .and finished with BLO just to pop the colour . I mounted two penny’s one American and one Canadian for good luck and a symbol of friendship .
Here is a little sketch on how I mounted the handle .

-- Kiefer 松





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deon

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#1 posted 05-10-2014 04:35 PM

That is a very cool little mallet. It must be a pleasure to use

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#2 posted 05-10-2014 04:46 PM

As always, beautiful craftsmanship from a master craftsman. Now I’m thinking you’ll redesign the chisel handles? :)

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#3 posted 05-10-2014 05:09 PM

Really cool mallet. I like the Canadian and American pennies. Neat touch.

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#4 posted 05-10-2014 05:24 PM

Tails – you win. Even your tools are a thing of beauty.

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#5 posted 05-10-2014 06:07 PM

A true beauty of a tool. Looking at this I wanna run out to the shop and make one! Great job and just love the look of it.

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#6 posted 05-10-2014 06:15 PM

Nice mallet. Must try one someday.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA

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#7 posted 05-10-2014 07:31 PM

I like it!

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#8 posted 05-10-2014 08:36 PM

Neat mallet, Kiefer!!!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 05-11-2014 12:04 AM

That is really good. Love the penny inlay. Great job buddy

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#10 posted 05-11-2014 12:53 AM

I have to make one of these soon. I like the way they close lids on cans and jobs for easy tapping. Excellent work.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#11 posted 05-11-2014 02:42 AM

I love it!

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#12 posted 05-12-2014 12:12 PM

I hope you don’t hit him to hard with it :)

Very nice Keifer.

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#13 posted 05-13-2014 01:35 AM

Very Nice Project Indeed! Thank For Posting!

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#14 posted 05-21-2014 02:18 AM

Nice mallet.

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#15 posted 05-21-2014 02:52 PM

Love the inset coin idea – very cool displayable gift for a coin collector

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