Dead Blow Mallet

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Project by Steve Panner posted 10-01-2015 05:57 PM 5873 views 19 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Weather got worse so I’m back into my “shop” turning. One of the first projects was this mallet inspired by Chris Pine.

It’s made of a standard 3/4 brass “T” fitting that is partially filled with lead pieces. Heads are threaded so they can be changed easily and I plan to make a set of them in different shapes and materials.

I’ve made a video of the whole process:

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#1 posted 10-01-2015 06:15 PM

Beautiful mallet and good job on the video!

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#2 posted 10-01-2015 06:48 PM

Thank you, glad you liked it!

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#3 posted 10-01-2015 09:48 PM

That’s a handsome hammer.

-- James

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#4 posted 10-01-2015 10:34 PM

Love it, great work. I’ve got to make me one of those. Did you consider gluing lether pads on to prevent dents?
Never mind on the pads, just saw the video and description clears that up. Great video, thanks.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#5 posted 10-01-2015 10:54 PM

That’s a thing of beauty! I’m off to watch the video now. Great job

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 10-01-2015 11:43 PM

Very nice looking mallet! I like the idea of replaceable head pieces—just replace them and your mallet’s as good as new!

-- Dean

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#7 posted 10-02-2015 02:14 AM

Great project, great video! Subscribed to the channel, and favorited on here.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#8 posted 10-02-2015 02:15 AM

Beautiful hammer, and great video. Thanks for posting.

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#9 posted 10-02-2015 04:00 AM

Hi Steve,

I really like the hammer. Looks like a great little weekend project. I currently have one of those ugly all plastic deadblow hammers you can get at the hardware store. Needless to say, your project has inspired me to ditch that ugly thing and upgrade myself to something useful and beautiful like yours. Thanks.

-- Linda - It's only a mistake if you do it twice!

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#10 posted 10-02-2015 04:13 AM

Excellent, I am inspired to get to work on a couple for myself!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#11 posted 10-02-2015 05:35 AM

Thank you all for your comments! I’m happy you liked it!

@Oldtool: I want to glue leather on one of the heads and also make some spare heads from other materials like plastic and aluminum and also from wood in various shapes (wider, pointed, rounded,..). They change easy enough, so I can adapt it to suit whatever I’m working on.

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#12 posted 10-02-2015 03:09 PM

I really like this. This is a great gift idea, too. Well done.

-- Nathan

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#13 posted 10-02-2015 06:32 PM

Very cool, I’m making one! That would be a great desk paperweight also. Real conversation piece, well done sir!

-- Bob A in NJ

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#14 posted 02-22-2016 01:16 AM

Very sexy and I didn’t even know mallets could be sexy.


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#15 posted 02-22-2016 06:08 AM

Very sexy and I didn t even know mallets could be sexy.

- Rick M.


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