Mallet for my Father

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Project by Sleff posted 07-30-2010 05:00 AM 2043 views 9 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this mallet for my Dad for Christmas. The wood is walnut with interior strips of white oak.
The finish is shellac, I usually buff it out but I liked this one shiny hehe.

There are two voids in the head filled with tightly packed copper I pulled off of old 22 shells,
(Of course I set off the black powder out in the street, giving the neighbor kids a show!)
and set in place with 2 part epoxy. Its got great heft and swing weight.

I’m working on 3 for myself, different sizes: small medium large.

Roughly built from the plans in Shop Notes.

Thanks for looking!


-- -Sleff

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#1 posted 07-30-2010 05:19 AM

Very nice dead blow mallet!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 07-30-2010 03:00 PM

Really nice mallet.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#3 posted 07-30-2010 04:40 PM

That looks great. I bet you father will enjoy it.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#4 posted 07-30-2010 06:25 PM

a dead blower is always niice (they are silent) to have around (but stink after a while)....LOL

niice design
well done


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#5 posted 08-01-2010 07:25 AM

very, very nice…

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