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Forum topic by camps764 posted 05-07-2014 12:22 PM 3224 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-07-2014 12:22 PM

Kind of a neat idea IMHO. Saw it on Pinterest while looking at other woodworking stuff. Looks like it came from Woodsmith.

I like the idea of being able to swap out the mallet faces when they get too beat up.

What do ya’ll think?

-- Steve

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#1 posted 05-07-2014 02:49 PM

I wonder if this was the inspiration:

One of my favorite tools—the Lee Valley Veritas Cabinetmaker’s mallet

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#2 posted 05-07-2014 04:28 PM

Nifty, but noticed the 3/4” making on the back mallet. Small face with some weight behind it. Swing accuracy and denting might be an issue. Tight space chisel work, light assembly? Thanks for posting!

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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#3 posted 05-07-2014 05:34 PM

I really like that mallet Doc.

DJ – I didn’t catch that at all. Leather faces maybe? I suppose if you’re going to go that far with your mallet faces you might as well just build a whacker from scratch, all wood.

-- Steve

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#4 posted 05-09-2014 01:05 AM

That is cool. I’ve contemplated buying the brass stock to make on of Glen Drake’s style mallet:

Course that just solid brass…not really a fitting.

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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#5 posted 05-09-2014 12:03 PM

Whenever I see one of those little mallets it makes me chuckle….not sure if it’s the shape or what, but they look goofy to me.

I think I’m going to visit my plumber buddy this weekend and see what he’s got for scrap brass fittings in his van.

-- Steve

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#6 posted 05-09-2014 12:10 PM

That looks great, what about filling the centre of the fitting with some lead shot, give it some extra heft? I just broke my mallet the other day so this might be a good project.

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#7 posted 05-09-2014 01:51 PM

I have been searching for a solid brass hammer ,I have found plastic ones with removable ends(also made of plastic)Bigred’s picture (post#4) is close to what I’m talking about,these brass mallets are great for setting up router ,if you accidentally hit the bit it wont damage it.
The youtube video is the type I would make if I find the solid brass rod:(I can’t get over his thumb being so close to the blade)

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#8 posted 05-09-2014 02:06 PM

Distrbd, why for you beatin’ on your router with a hammer?

-- Quote from ebay tool listing: " Has nicks and dings wear and tear dust and dirt rust and pitting but in good working condition"

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#9 posted 05-09-2014 02:23 PM

Pickle,look at the name(distrbd), may explain
I was setting up a box joint jig on my router table,hit the bit when I was adjusting the gap between the bit and the key.
In general a brass hammer in my opinion is a useful inexpensive tool to have around in the shop when you need to hit/tap a metal part without damaging it,probably more valuable in a metal shop.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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