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Steve Ramsey inspired wooden mallet

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Project by Withers posted 11-26-2013 07:13 PM 1102 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Wooden mallet i made last week out of oak and leather from boots i bought at goodwill. Head is three pieces sandwiched together. the middle piece i drill 1 1/2 inch holes into and filled with BB’s. it added some nice weight and to my surprise makes it respond like a deadblow. Very handy little mallet.

-- If you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 11-28-2013 03:10 AM

Very nice “dead blow” hammer!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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JADobson

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#2 posted 11-28-2013 01:00 PM

I made a Steve Ramsey inspired mallet a year ago or so. After a few months of use the middle section that had the holes drilled in it broke through. I’ve since dropped the weight filled holes from my mallets and haven’t noticed that much of a difference. Nice mallet though. Hope yours doesn’t have the problem mine did.

-- James

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Withers

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#3 posted 11-28-2013 06:23 PM

That’s a bummer JADobson, we’ll see how mine fares. If it does bust though I do want to try experimenting with other ways of adding weight to the head without making it bigger. I only used regular BB’s with this one so perhaps some lead weights.

-- If you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life

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Andrek

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#4 posted 11-29-2013 01:33 AM

nice work,I made a similar one in maple,I call it my ! tool of persuation

bravo,,, keep on banging. ( with style )

-- andrek

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Fishinbo

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#5 posted 12-02-2013 03:05 PM

Looks great and a big help around the shop. Can’t beat making own tools. Well done!

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