Dead blow mallets

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Project by Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop posted 02-02-2011 12:26 AM 2315 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my newest addition to my mallet collection. I made dead blow mallets for my brother, dad and myself just a month ago for christmas. it was made to mimic the carpenters mallet from a year ago. the construction is still the same except this time I hollowed out the center of the each head piece 2 total with a hollow chisel mortiser and filled it 2/3 the way full with steel shot. I then covered the impact points with leather and attached it with contact cement. They work great if not better than the original mallets I made before.

I love mine!!!

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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#1 posted 02-02-2011 03:01 AM

Hammertime! Nice work.

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#2 posted 02-02-2011 03:05 AM

Looks almost too nice to use.

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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#3 posted 02-02-2011 03:12 AM

(Spoken in my best ‘Dundee’ voice) That’s not a mallet, THIS is a mallet.

Nice job.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#4 posted 02-02-2011 03:26 AM

Next on PBS: building a Whack-a-mole game.

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#5 posted 02-02-2011 03:40 AM

Nicely done.
I was thinking to myself, Those are not dead blow mallets, and then I read your description. Yup those are some nice dead blow mallets. Thanks for sharing.

-- Mel,

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#6 posted 02-02-2011 04:25 AM

Looks great! Well done!

-- christopheralan

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#7 posted 12-07-2011 07:04 PM

Beautiful, and I bet awfully handy when something gives you difficulty.

-- --bch

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#8 posted 12-07-2011 07:34 PM

BCH – I have used the crap out of these and they work great. I was not stingy with the glue up either. These things will never come apart! Thanks for looking!

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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