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Project by kiefer posted 486 days ago 2986 views 28 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My mallet is a idea that I have been kicking around for some time as I have been having a pain in my right arm and shoulder .
The idea is to reduce the shock feedback from the mallet head to the handle by making a handle with a open section and adding rubber strips between the mallet head and the handle .
The head is held in place by the usual taper joint and two tension screws . I hope this will work as I think but time will tell how this experiment stands up in real use .
Made from oak,mahogony,maple and walnut .

BTW
Have been sick the last few weeks and blame the walnut I have been working with on my tooth ache and sinus and ear infection but it seem to be slowly getting cleared up .

-- Kiefer 松





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DocSavage45

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#1 posted 486 days ago

Pretty! Your do nice work. Have you seen a dentist?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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DocSavage45

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#2 posted 486 days ago

Oh yeah I use an ace bandage ment for a small person on my elbow to reduce stress. Walnut has a numer of toxins so it can survive.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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kiefer

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#3 posted 486 days ago

Thanks Thomas
Yes that was the first thing I did and found nothing wrong with my teeth ,the pain just moves around my head but pain killers just helped a bit and antibiotics did nothing .

-- Kiefer 松

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Woodbridge

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#4 posted 486 days ago

Whetherr it works of not, it is still a very cool looking mallet.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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shipwright

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#5 posted 486 days ago

It will be interesting to see how that works.

I have a mallet that was designed who knows how many hundred years ago to be shock absorbent. It is used by ships caulkers for driving cotton and oakum into seams in planking. The process involves day in and day out striking a metal iron with a this mallet. All wood boatbuuilders caulk a little but the big jobs were done by specialists. It’s all they did so the shock absorption was important.

The way it was done was by having a long narrow head with a sawcut splitting the barrel part of the way. I’m not at home right now to take photos but I found a close-up of one online and threw in a shot of mine hanging on my shop wall (top left).

All that aside, this is a beautiful piece of work and I’m guessing that the engineering will work for you as well. Keep us posted.


-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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jaykaypur

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#6 posted 486 days ago

Very nice looking mallet. Like the design and the woods used. Beautiful shop tool.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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SteveGaskins

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#7 posted 486 days ago

Nice. I like your design.

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

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luv2learn

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#8 posted 486 days ago

I really like the lines of your mallet. Great build!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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woodshaver

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#9 posted 486 days ago

Kiefer , Your work is so nice I would hesitate to use it. And I really like the look!
I Hope it helps with your pain’s

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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kiefer

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#10 posted 486 days ago

Thanks Peter
I hope this works and not just hang on the wall.
Paul
Thanks for the pics and info.
I an appreciate the pain these guys must have endured pounding all day after day .
I hope to see more solutions and this gives me more to think about .
Jay
thanks and every tool one makes should be as good looking as possible but function should always be first .

Steve thanks for the compliment and taking a look .

Lee
Thanks for the compliment .

Tony
I never worry about using a tool I made as I believe a tool should be used and not sit on the shelf .
If I want to admire tools I go to a museum and look at tools that have been used and withstood the test of time and developed character .
Yes the pain solution is what I am looking for .

-- Kiefer 松

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NormG

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#11 posted 486 days ago

Looks great, let us know how it works out

-- Norman

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jap

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#12 posted 486 days ago

cool idea

-- Joel

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woodshaver

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#13 posted 486 days ago

I’m with you Kiefer! if you got them use them, nice or not they are meant to be used to make more nice things!
My comment was my way of giving you a WOW compliment!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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kiefer

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#14 posted 486 days ago

Thanks Norman and I will post further updates but first let’s see how this thing stands up.

Thanks Joel
I hope this is a good idea .

Thanks Tony
I knew what you where saying and appreciate your compliment .
Never take offence as I am not a word smith .

-- Kiefer 松

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woodshaver

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#15 posted 486 days ago

“Word smith” Me neither !
No offence taken!
Looking forward to more of your fine work!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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