DOH!!! Damn mallet.

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I originally made this a blog post, but I just have to share this on the project page because I think more people read these. So consider this a public woodworker service announcement. If your work shop is an unheated building don’t use your dead blow mallet after a night with below freezing temps. It’ll shatter…....DOH!

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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#1 posted 12-01-2012 03:42 AM

Thanks for the PSA. I always wondered what those dead-blow mallets looked like on the inside.

Also, more people probably do see the projects pages than the blog posts, but since this isn’t really a project it might get deleted by the moderators.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#2 posted 12-01-2012 04:40 AM

great tip!

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#3 posted 12-01-2012 07:24 AM

wow, how cold is it in your shop?

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#4 posted 12-01-2012 12:40 PM

I had the same thing happen to my dead blow like that. It hardened up from age not cold.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#5 posted 12-01-2012 01:33 PM

Looks like a chilling experience when this happened. Yuk – yuk. Hope it didn’t mar the project. Perhaps you should have posted this in the Reviews, “Dead blow died”

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#6 posted 12-01-2012 03:46 PM

How would this even be a blog , much less a completed project made from wood ?
Why don’t you do a tool review on it ?
It would be good to know what brand and weight this hammer is /was , and how old it is….and how hard you had to strike something to break it. That would be more useful than posting it in the project section.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#7 posted 12-01-2012 09:52 PM

Well said.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#8 posted 12-01-2012 11:16 PM

A little sympathy for the guy please. He’s just lost his dead blow hammer and all your doing is whining about it not being posted in the right place. That’s cold. Colder than the guy’s evidently cold workshop.
Doug, I’m sorry about your hammer.

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#9 posted 12-01-2012 11:25 PM

Ok, ok… should of gone in Tool Reviews…....exxccuuuuusssse ME! An oversight on my part. My bad. I just though I’d throw a little humor in here with the hammer blow out. Thanks for the support there Renners!

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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#10 posted 12-02-2012 03:22 PM

Glad none of it caught you, Doug! that blow out looks serious!

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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