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Bigger Tapper

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Project by Andre posted 02-22-2015 06:13 AM 1281 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After building one of Kiefers little tappers knew I had to build a bigger one for some serious beatings!
Built this one a bit different, wedged top and bottom to preload some torque into the handle, sort of
like a spring effect which I must say works great, tested it on the palm of my hand a it hurt like hell!
So decided to soften the blow by adding some leather to the faces, problem solved only stings now!
Built with some Jatoba from some scrap flooring and of course my favorite local Alberta Birch for that
spring effect! No Sand paper was abused in the construction of this tool but have a new appreciation
for wood rasps.(Anyone interested in a bridge in Havasu)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.





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bushmaster

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#1 posted 02-22-2015 02:31 PM

Now that is a real wacker, an upgrade from a tapper.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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doubleDD

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#2 posted 02-22-2015 02:42 PM

Very practical mallet with a cool looking handle. I’m surprised you get sting from the handle with that design. What was the weight on it? Klaus is right, everyone needs a big mallet,

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

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DocSavage45

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#3 posted 02-22-2015 05:45 PM

Andre,

Thought I noticed Klaus’ design. So good you built more. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Andre

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#4 posted 02-22-2015 08:42 PM



Very practical mallet with a cool looking handle. I m surprised you get sting from the handle with that design. What was the weight on it? Klaus is right, everyone needs a big mallet,

- doubleDD

The sting is on the hand I am hitting! LOL Weighs in at 1.5 lbs.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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kiefer

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#5 posted 02-22-2015 11:14 PM

Nice ONE Andre
Just one more for when you are relay mad .
That open handle is getting more and more variation and everyone has there own look which is nice .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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