Simple heavy Mallet from reclaimed wood

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Project by Sergio posted 08-18-2015 08:06 PM 1298 views 6 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have wanted to make this for long time.
Hardwood door frames found on construction bin, exact type unknown.
1,2kg (42oz) total, 650g (23oz) of lead pellets.
Designed for simplicity of construction, as I am not really skilled with hand tools and sophisticated joinery.

I have seen some mallets with leather covers. Does it really matter?

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#1 posted 08-18-2015 08:25 PM

The leather just helps to keep the mallet from denting whatever it is that you are hitting. Good looking mallet btw.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany

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#2 posted 08-18-2015 11:30 PM

Cool looking mallet. Nice work.

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#3 posted 08-19-2015 01:46 AM

Great mallet. I need to make one of these myself. I agree with JADobson in that leather is just to prevent the piece from getting damaged.

-- Paul, "Measure once, cut twic"

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#4 posted 08-19-2015 04:15 AM

That is really cool. Great job

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#5 posted 08-19-2015 11:37 AM

I like the way that you included the lead fishing sinkers. Nice mallet. Thanks for posting.

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