|Project by kiefer||posted 03-02-2015 01:39 AM||4173 views||15 times favorited||36 comments|
Schnitzel is one of my favorite German dishes and my wife does make it from time to time for me but every time I saw that little plastic hammer in her hand I thought I should make her a proper mallet .
Well I have done it I made this mallet with removable HDPE faces so she could clean them after use and it is also a dead blow mallet which will help her when doing the pounding .
The attachment of the faces was the biggest challenge on this project but a bolt and ball catch work just nice and make it easy to remove and replace the faces and hold them in position .
The construction is very similar to my shop dead blow mallet .
The mallet is made from jatoba ,hickory and walnut with a couple Canadian two dollar coins inlayed to make it worth something .
The dimensions are 12” x 5 “x 2 1/2 ”
The finish is mineral oil .
She likes the feel and the angle of the striking faces as they meet the board she uses nice and flat and loves the handle as it fits her hand just perfect .
I guess now it’s on to a butcher block build .
Life is good and good food is important !