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Project by kiefer posted 81 days ago 1683 views 9 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 81 days ago

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

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#2 posted 81 days ago

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

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Wolfdaddy

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#3 posted 81 days ago

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

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#4 posted 81 days ago

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

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jaykaypur

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#5 posted 81 days ago

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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tyvekboy

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#6 posted 81 days ago

Nice mallet. Must try one someday.

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#7 posted 81 days ago

I like it!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 81 days ago

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

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

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hoss12992

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#9 posted 81 days ago

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

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doubleDD

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#10 posted 81 days ago

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 81 days ago

I love it!

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#12 posted 80 days ago

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

Very nice Keifer.

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#13 posted 79 days ago

Very Nice Project Indeed! Thank For Posting!

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#14 posted 71 days ago

Nice mallet.

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#15 posted 71 days ago

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

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