Dead Blow Mallet

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Project by Bob A in NJ posted 10-05-2015 12:23 PM 847 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Saw this a few days ago from Steve Panner. Thanks for the idea!

Thought it would make a nice project so I made one yesterday. Bronze T fitting from Home Depot ($10) , a stick of yellow heart for the handle and a small piece of rosewood for the business ends. Filled the T fitting with lead shot. Looks and feels great.


Oct 5th 2015

-- Bob A in NJ

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#1 posted 10-05-2015 12:27 PM

Nice job.
I like that idea.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#2 posted 10-05-2015 01:41 PM

Neat idea! Did you thread the wooden pieces where they fit into the fitting?

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 10-05-2015 02:26 PM

That’s a cool looking mallet!

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#4 posted 10-05-2015 02:46 PM

Lew, yes, made a thread for the handle, (like on the video) not the tips, just fit them to the threads and epoxied them in.

-- Bob A in NJ

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#5 posted 10-05-2015 09:04 PM

Looks great Bob!

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#6 posted 10-05-2015 11:08 PM

That’s a fancy hammer!!! Nice job!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#7 posted 10-06-2015 12:28 AM

Well done !
I love making mallets too and have one for just about any purpose .
What is this mallet going to be used for and how are the wood heads attached and did you fill the cavity completely with shot or only partially ?


-- Kiefer

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#8 posted 10-06-2015 01:07 AM

Nice job. I like this mallet a lot.

-- Joe - - Laughter is like a windshied wiper, it doesn't stop the rain but allows us to keep going.

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#9 posted 10-07-2015 03:58 AM

I like that idea, I’ll have to make one

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