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Dead Blow mallet

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Project by French_LJ posted 12-29-2012 10:27 AM 1122 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Jocks,

This is my first dead blow mallet i made inspired by a video of Steve Ramsey I saw on Youtube.
Shank is made of beech and head is made with beech and exotic wood.
I don’t know the exotic wood specie ‘cause I grab it on a garbage at my lumber supplier.
He throw out the small parts place between boards to let air dry them.

The shank is dovetailed shape to lock him in the head and the head have two compartments ( the bleech ones) full of sand.

I wish you an hapy new year guys.





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johnstoneb

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#1 posted 12-29-2012 02:01 PM

beautiful mallet. I really like the handle detail. I never thought of using sand for the weight. I will have to try that.

How about posting this on the mallet of your dreams thread.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#2 posted 12-29-2012 02:20 PM

Nice job. Always good to salvage.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 12-29-2012 02:35 PM

Is the void for sand left partially empty to give it the “dead blow” feature? I would think that just a heavier mallet would not be a “dead blow”. I am not sure. Very interesting and well done project.

-- "Just my opinion, I may be right"

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#4 posted 12-29-2012 04:12 PM

A beautiful mallet. When I made mine I filled two holes with BBs about 3/4 full. I am interested in how full a dead blow usually is. How full did you fill yours?

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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#5 posted 12-29-2012 04:13 PM

That hammer looks good

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#6 posted 12-29-2012 06:05 PM

Nice work, I have made several of these and the work great!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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French_LJ

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#7 posted 12-31-2012 09:59 AM

Thnaks for you comments guys.

The sand is made to absorb the blow
and avoid the mallet bounces.
Compartments are full of sand with no empty space but sand is not compacted

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