Lee Jesberger Dead Blow Hammer

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Project by SPalm posted 07-07-2008 01:47 AM 5708 views 8 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Lee challenged me to make one. So I did. This is from maple and walnut scraps leftover from building my bench. The inside is filled with lead pellets. I whacked about with it and it whacked pretty well. I have an old pair of shoes ready to dedicate some leather to cover the faces, but for now, I’ll leave it plain.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#1 posted 07-07-2008 02:43 AM

Really Sharp.

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#2 posted 07-07-2008 03:07 AM

Nice mallet!


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#3 posted 07-07-2008 03:11 AM

More beautiful/functional art. Some of the tools I’ve seen on the site lately are more like pieces of wood sculpture. Terrific work as always Steve.

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#4 posted 07-07-2008 03:47 AM

Outstanding work there Steve! I do love hand made tools; this is a beaut!

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#5 posted 07-07-2008 04:40 AM

Very clean design. Great job! Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#6 posted 07-07-2008 05:28 AM

Hey Steve;

That’s a great looking hammer! A fantastic job.

I was a little concerned when my LJ notifier message read “Lee Jesberger Dead”.

Your buddy SPalm added new project: Lee Jesberger Dead …

Imagine my relief when I got the rest of the message.

My wife would have been very mad at me, I didn’t build her furniture yet!

I’m sure you found it an enjoyable project. I really enjoy projects that are small and quick to finish. They’re pleasant for a change of pace.

Some of my projects have gone on for as long as fourteen months. (construction business), intermixed with cabinet and furniture work. Sometimes these projects are great, but they do seem to last a lifetime!

I have to admit with the economy as it is, one of those projects would be good right about now!


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#7 posted 07-07-2008 05:05 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#8 posted 07-08-2008 02:34 AM

Cant beat that.
er … maybe you can:-)

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#9 posted 07-08-2008 03:01 AM

That’s funny Lee,
Looks great Steve.

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#10 posted 07-31-2008 10:42 PM

Nice mallet!Great job!

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#11 posted 08-01-2008 02:17 AM

Like the mallet, I might just copy this for my daughters God-Father…

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#12 posted 02-26-2010 08:32 AM

very nice looking mallet… been wanting to build one for myself… never enough time…

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#13 posted 05-31-2012 12:23 AM

That’s an amazing looking hammer… did you happen to take any pictures of the inside where you added the led pellets?


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#14 posted 05-31-2012 12:07 PM

Hey Jon, nice to meet you.

Thanks for all the compliments. This was done a long time ago and l did not document things as much as we do now. So I don’t have any more pictures. I still do use this mallet a lot. I love it.

Here is a link to the construction design:


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