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Project by kennethw posted 1666 days ago 2275 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are usually made with a brass head, but the (unknown) wood used as the head is really, really dense and works just fine. I tried to find brass rod in a decent size and decided to go with what I had. As usual, all done with hand tools with the exception of the through mortise, which was done using a drill.

Cutting round tenons by hand without a dowel plate is interesting…





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PineInTheAsh

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#1 posted 1666 days ago

Greetings Ken,
Looks like a gem!
Have always admired hand made tools. There is a certain quality about them—certainly true here with your current creation—that makes you want to use them, and all while working with these handsome hand tools there’s a good warm feeling. One tends to become more productive, more accurate.

Might you tell us the dimensions and weight?

Liked your recent marking knife and bevel gauge and love this persuader… an exquisite trio.

Keep going.

Everbest,
Peter

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WayneC

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#2 posted 1666 days ago

Very nice.

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#3 posted 1666 days ago

Nice it looks old school

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norwood

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#4 posted 1665 days ago

thats a nice mallet

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John Gray

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#5 posted 1665 days ago

COOL I really like it!!!!!!
You might you tell us the dimensions and weight?

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kennethw

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#6 posted 1665 days ago

Thanks everyone! :)

I just took its vitals. The handle is 7½” long. The head is 3” long and 1¼” wide/tall. It weighs 5.2 oz. I estimate that the head is 3 oz of that.

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#7 posted 1661 days ago

a very fine sledgehammer :—))
like it well done

Dennis

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kenn

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#8 posted 1636 days ago

I noticed the wedge runs with the grain of the hammer head. Was this intentional? The wedge should be applying pressure to the head in a manner that could lead to the head splitting apart. I was taught the wedge should be perpendicular to the long grain. Just food for thought, I really like the look and the wood is beautiful.

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kennethw

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#9 posted 1636 days ago

Thanks kenn. It was only visually intentional. :) It is roughly perpendicular to the grain of the handle to reduce splitting, but I didn’t expect that this tiny wedge would have much of an effect on the very dense wood of the head. That doesn’t mean that I’m right! :)

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kenn

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#10 posted 1635 days ago

Sure, that makes sense. I guess that shows I really looked at it, huh? :) I need to make one for myself, that’s why I studied it so closely.

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rustythebailiff

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#11 posted 365 days ago

Looks great. I like round head mallets over square. Just like the feel better.

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