|Project by doubleDD||posted 01-08-2015 06:43 PM||4578 views||21 times favorited||41 comments|
It being a extremely cold week, I figured this was a good time to stay in and build my big mallet. This all started after receiving a little tapper mallet from our LJ buddy keifer (Klaus). It is an amazing piece and it gets used every day.
Not wanting to use a hammer any more and didn’t want to ruin the tapper for heavier needs, I decided to build a heavy one and never have to go back to that steel hammer, unless a nail is involved. lol. This is what I came up with. Of course Kiefer inspired.
Weighing in at 1 3/4 lbs. and almost 14’’ long it will withstand some heavy punishment. Made with Brazilian Rosewood, Pear, Red Cumaru, Mahogany, Hickory, and Padauk scraps. Finished with blo, mineral spirits and bees wax. I knocked off a 5’’ cut piece of 2×4 glued onto another piece with one whack. Exactly what I was looking for. Also, the leather I added to the head has a soft side on one side and a slick side on the other. I figured the slick side would be good for hitting any type of glue up so the glue could be easily removed.Thanks for looking.
-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.