padauk, walnut and maple mallet

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Project by phellemond posted 02-19-2013 06:30 PM 1253 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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funny part about this build is, when i laminated the maple to the walnut after drilling the 2 in hole, I had a brain fart and forgot to put the weights in!!? so, i drilled two holes in the other sideand grabbed one of the good kitchen frying pans ( wife loves it when everything ends up in the shop!). Got some old fishing weights and a blowtorch, melted em up and poured it in. worked out great, a very heavy mallet with no rattling of any kind. Sometimes the brain farts end up smelling really good!

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#1 posted 02-19-2013 08:17 PM

The only thing better than a big ole hammer is a big ole hammer with some lead in it. Better hope your wife doesn’t find out about you using her frying pan. You might get a frying pan and a hammer upside the head. Great job!

-- Bryan

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#2 posted 02-19-2013 08:48 PM

Nice mallet.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#3 posted 02-20-2013 12:40 AM

Nice work, gives me ideas! If you take a pen or soemthing else of ‘trade value” to a local mechanics shop they should be more than happy to give you some lead weights used to balance tires. Said weights can be melted at relatively low temperture into any shape you desire. You might even make a new friend….

That being said it is NEVER recommended to take things from the WIFE’S kitchen. Or suggest taking down a wall in said kitchen to expand your workshop. Men have been seriously injured for such vile conduct. (Laughing)

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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