Repair of epic failure

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Project by madts posted 03-24-2017 04:17 PM 1524 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this hammer several years ago, Pic 1 and using it hard I had an epic failure. Pic 2. Not want to throw it out I cut some threads on a 1 1/4” oak dowel and the corresponding threads tapped into the mallet head. After same shaping and sanding a new mallet was born. I just love the smell of recycling.

By the way the full threads, when slightly sanded give a wonderful grip.


-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#1 posted 03-24-2017 05:05 PM

Recycle has become one of my favorite words, especially when we are talking about wood. Nice save. I’m thinking the recycled hammer might even be better than the original, at least when it comes to whacking something.

-- Ride the bevel!

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#2 posted 03-25-2017 03:33 PM

Sad story but good fix .
Still like the original handle better but then I am biased .


-- Kiefer

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#3 posted 03-25-2017 05:50 PM

Wonderful mallet

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#4 posted 03-27-2017 05:09 PM

Bringing back life to broken tools is more rewarding than buying new in my book.
Fine to see it full of life again.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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