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Project by kiefer posted 03-02-2015 01:39 AM 5514 views 16 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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 !


-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 03-02-2015 01:46 AM

Sir the mallets you make are an art expression

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#2 posted 03-02-2015 01:52 AM

Wow! A mallet for every occasion. Nice sir!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 03-02-2015 02:03 AM

Great mallet idea. I like the removable faces and how they are attached.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#4 posted 03-02-2015 02:20 AM

That’s really cool!

-- So many tools, so little money. *heavy sigh*

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#5 posted 03-02-2015 02:39 AM

Very good idea Klaus with the removable face and the use of HDPE. I like the way the handle flares out also. I’m beginning to like the angle head more and more. It should almost make that Schnitzel taste better.
Who says you don’t help out in the kitchen.

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

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#6 posted 03-02-2015 03:02 AM

That is awesome. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#7 posted 03-02-2015 03:12 AM

Great job – love the removable faces.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#8 posted 03-02-2015 03:12 AM

Great mallet Kiefer. I am sure at the rate you make so many projects you will have a shed full of suitable off cuts to make a one metre square butchers block!
Well done

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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#9 posted 03-02-2015 03:13 AM

I made my Mother a schnitzel pounder when I was in high school shop class many many years ago, she still has it and it still works, just a little worn! Better hope she doesn’t see this one! Absolutely beautiful.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#10 posted 03-02-2015 04:04 AM

Great kitchen gadget.
Classic kiefer design and worth at least four bucks any day of the week !
You should get schnitzel more often now, in fact your wife may make it just to have the opportunity to use the mallet.
......... you’re getting pretty clever there buddy. :-)

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#11 posted 03-02-2015 04:15 AM

Klaus…you make some of the fanciest and awesome mallets I have ever seen. I have a store bought metal one similar shaped and I am now embarrassed to use it again after seeing your ”Art mallet”.

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#12 posted 03-02-2015 05:03 AM

Another wonderful tool

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#13 posted 03-02-2015 05:22 AM

Nothing but the best coming out of your shop Klaus! Another great looking well built nice looking mallet!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#14 posted 03-02-2015 07:51 AM

OMG I am glad I am not a Schnitzel, but the again….. that’s a prety nice mallet.

You are a charmer and a smoothie !!

-- Regards Rob

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#15 posted 03-02-2015 09:18 AM

Very nice work.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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