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Project by steliart posted 05-01-2017 02:06 PM 1067 views 2 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

4 Euro Short Chisel Mallet

Few days ago I saw a very nice short chisel mallet build by our buddy Kiefer/Klaus and he kindly gave me the dimensions to build one. I only changed the handle as I have no lathe so I rounded square handle a bit longer which fits better in my hand. I also “stolen” his idea of inlaying a 2 Euro coin on the head that I find such a cool look and thus the 4 Euro name… :) !!!

The mallet is completely build from 3 species of hard wood… Oak for the two head outside sides, Merbau for the center head pieces, and Padouk hardwood for the handle.
Also I incorporate 5 oak dowels in my mallet with the 5th been concealed under the 2 euro coin and I finished it with boiled linseed oil.

My dimension are 125X75X55mm for the head and the handle is 140mm long.
In photo #5 you can see a size comparison with my previous mallet build.
I am very pleased with the outcome… fits nice in my hand… the head is heavy enough for any chisel blow and even more… and the looks of it is pleasant to me at least… but OK it’s just a mallet :D !!!
Final Cost… 4 Euros :) :) :) !!!

P.S.: Looking at my mallet and thinking about it, I might give the edges a 5-7 degrees angle so that the head meets the chisel dead flat without damaging it.

Thank you for visiting any comments, ideas and advises are always welcome
Stelios AKA Steliart

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions





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tyvekboy

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#1 posted 05-01-2017 02:53 PM

Nice looking mallet.

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

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steliart

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#2 posted 05-01-2017 03:05 PM



Nice looking mallet.

- tyvekboy

Thank you tyvekboy

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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pottz

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#3 posted 05-01-2017 03:43 PM

nice job buddy should serve you quite well.nice touch with the inlaid coin.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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steliart

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#4 posted 05-01-2017 03:48 PM



nice job buddy should serve you quite well.nice touch with the inlaid coin.

- pottz


Thank you pottz… it really feels good with a chisel :)

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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majuvla

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#5 posted 05-01-2017 04:10 PM

No.1 tool in every shop – great work!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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steliart

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#6 posted 05-01-2017 04:59 PM



No.1 tool in every shop – great work!

- majuvla


Thanx Ivan, a hand tool that everyone has more than one I think !!!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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woodshaver Tony C

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#7 posted 05-01-2017 05:16 PM

Look like the perfect size Stelios! I need to make me one that size also.

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

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 05-01-2017 05:21 PM

That is a beautiful chisel mallet. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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steliart

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#9 posted 05-01-2017 05:32 PM



Look like the perfect size Stelios! I need to make me one that size also.

- woodshaver (Tony)


Thank you Tony I didn’t know what I was missing until I tried this one… awesome size !!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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steliart

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#10 posted 05-01-2017 05:33 PM



That is a beautiful chisel mallet. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

- helluvawreck

Thank you Charles !!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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kiefer

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#11 posted 05-01-2017 06:06 PM

There you go another fine and useful mallet.
I am sure you will enjoy it for a long time and it will be worth the four EUROS .
It looks similar to mine but with your own personal touch and I am glad I was the inspiration .

Enjoy Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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steliart

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#12 posted 05-01-2017 06:14 PM



There you go another fine and useful mallet.
I am sure you will enjoy it for a long time and it will be worth the four EUROS .
It looks similar to mine but with your own personal touch and I am glad I was the inspiration .

Enjoy Klaus

- kiefer


Thank you so much Klaus and for your comments and for the inspiration my friend :) !!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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John Hansen

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#13 posted 05-01-2017 07:14 PM

I love it!

-- John Hansen

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vanzemaljac

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#14 posted 05-01-2017 07:18 PM

Imagination has no end, super work…

-- Lathe and my imagination will do everything to realize my dreams...Vanzemaljac

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steliart

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#15 posted 05-01-2017 07:48 PM



I love it!

- John Hansen


thank you John

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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