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Project by Wayne Precht posted 12-21-2010 10:58 PM 1763 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got bored in the shop and decided to make a mallet I’ve been needing for a while. I make a lot of knock down furniture and it seems lame to assemble/disassemble it with a plastic hammer from Sears. So I pulled out some offcuts of Brazilian Cherry and whipped one up. It’s really a lamination of 3 layers, the center layer has 2 large holes filled with lead so the whole thing weighs about 1.5 lbs.

The handle is Ash and wedged in place in a slightly flared mortise. This baby is not coming off. I added leather faces to protect the work piece from being marred. It measures 12” x 5.75”.

-- --- Wayne.





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DonH

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#1 posted 12-21-2010 11:04 PM

Hi Wayne

Nice hammer and well executed – beats my rubber one for sure!

-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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cabmaker

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#2 posted 12-21-2010 11:10 PM

I like it !

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Dennisgrosen

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#3 posted 12-21-2010 11:21 PM

looking nice
and nothing better than working with home made tools

take care
Dennis

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AttainableApex

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#4 posted 12-22-2010 12:09 AM

i want a dead blow, period.
give me your sears one

-- Ben L

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NBeener

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#5 posted 12-22-2010 12:50 AM

Beautiful tool. Really well executed !

I’ll never look at my orange Harbor Freight dead-blow hammer the same way, again !

-- -- Neil

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 12-22-2010 01:39 AM

Hi Wayne;

Very nice.

I made a bunch of these dead blow mallets.

They’re really handy to have around, and do get used a lot.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Bob Simmons

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#7 posted 12-22-2010 02:13 AM

Wayne…well done! Excellent idea for the shop. Especially with KD furniture.

-- Bob Simmons, Las Vegas, NV, http://TheApprenticeandTheJourneyman.com

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dfdye

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#8 posted 12-22-2010 02:23 AM

I LOVE it! Beautiful idea, now I just have to find some time to build one, and then I can eliminate the day-glow orange from my shop!

-- David from Indiana --

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SPalm

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#9 posted 12-22-2010 03:04 AM

Very nice. That is a sweet tool to have around.
Lee Jesberger told us years ago that we should build one, so I did. In his honor. I use it all the time.

You will love it.
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Joe Lyddon

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#10 posted 12-22-2010 04:14 AM

That sure is NICE and Simple!

Nice job!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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bvdon

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#11 posted 12-22-2010 08:47 AM

Geez… I just bought a dead blow hammer from Lowes tonight! i want my money back! LOL.

-- http://woodwork.me

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souichiro

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#12 posted 12-22-2010 06:08 PM

This is so great, Makes me want to replace my beat up old orange thing. Because THIS I could be proud to beat on things with!

-- Dale, Oregon

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Wayne Precht

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#13 posted 12-26-2010 02:16 PM

Thanks for the kind words guys. A coworker requested one with a different shape head so I am probably going to make a couple of them. Might help defray the cost of the 12” chop saw I bought myself for xmas ;)

-- --- Wayne.

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