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Project by kiefer posted 114 days ago 1943 views 13 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed another hammer for tapping small stuff into place and various other things .
I used my steel hammer for a lot of things but always had to grab a block to keep the steel away from the wood so I figured a small little wood hammer / mallet with a leather face would be nice so I made one .
Weighs about a half pound and is made from mahogany and maple for the head ,hickory laminated with some jatoba and walnut for the handle . Leather faces and a couple of penny’s for good luck .
Used it the last couple of days building a box and find it very handy, I like it .

-- Kiefer 松





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steve_in_ohio

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#1 posted 114 days ago

very cool, love the look of the open handle and the pennies

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Box

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#2 posted 114 days ago

That is one mighty nice small hammer. something I should consider instead of the hard rubber hammer I bought at the store

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DocSavage45

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#3 posted 114 days ago

Like ALL YOUR TOOLS….TO BEAUTIFUL TO USE! Can you explain your reasoning for the open handle?

Thanks!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 114 days ago

Neato!!!!!!!!!!!!!!....Jim

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

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peteg

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#5 posted 114 days ago

Wow, we have some real cool Tool makers here on LJ’s.
Lovely work Kiefer as usual
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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stefang

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#6 posted 114 days ago

VERY stylish mallet Klaus. I love your designs!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Jerry

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#7 posted 114 days ago

Absolutely beautiful design, concept, and execution.

-- I have always wished that my computer would be as easy to use as my telephone. My wish has come true. I no longer know how to use my telephone.

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rad457

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#8 posted 114 days ago

Great looking Mallet, bet those are not 2014 pennies! Hope to make it down there some time in May.

-- Andre of Alberta. Finger Prints show your hands were on the wood.

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jbschutz

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#9 posted 114 days ago

Beautiful little hammer, Kiefer. I would bet that the open split handle acts a bit like a shock absorber. It looks very comfortable to use. I like the little touches that take it beyond utilitarian. Nicely done!

-- jbschutz www.johnschutz.com

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JoeinGa

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#10 posted 114 days ago

Ditto to what has been said by all above. I also like the split handle design

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tyvekboy

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#11 posted 114 days ago

Nice little tapper.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA

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NormG

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#12 posted 114 days ago

Well designed and very useful tool indeed, great tapper

Thank you for sharing this design

-- Norman

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doubleDD

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#13 posted 114 days ago

Great split handle design. Nice work.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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hoss12992

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#14 posted 114 days ago

That looks great buddy. Love the penny inlay. Great job

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Roz

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#15 posted 114 days ago

They look to nice to use.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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