Quick dead blow hammer.

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Project by Ken90712 posted 05-13-2021 12:14 PM 749 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was bored and needed a dead blow wooden hammer. Used a 3/4 T fitting from plumbing department. Shined up on wire wheel. Walnut handle and plugs threaded into fitting Filled with lead shot.
Work well and can replace discs if needed.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 05-13-2021 12:17 PM

Real nice dead blow, Ken. They sure come in handy…especially in a mill vise!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#2 posted 05-13-2021 01:17 PM

Looks like a cool way to make a dead blow. Nice work.

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

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#3 posted 05-13-2021 02:36 PM

That’s really nice, beats the heck out of store bought. Almost too nice to use.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#4 posted 05-13-2021 07:40 PM

Simple and effective! Nice job, Ken.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 05-14-2021 12:31 AM

Looks great. Nice work.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#6 posted 05-14-2021 12:57 AM

Looks great, and yes they come in handy. I have one sitting on my bench, used the same principle with the brass fitting.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#7 posted 05-14-2021 01:24 AM

Cute. Better than mine, which has a 5# copper head. I guess I should make one, though I do have a couple of rubber mallets, and also a couple of elastomeric mallets for wood carving.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#8 posted 05-14-2021 01:56 AM

Wow…that brass T fitting really contrasts the walnut in an awesome way….well done sir.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#9 posted 05-14-2021 12:13 PM

Well done. I love the brass w/ walnut and that’s an interesting handle form.

I’ve made a few of different sizes, some brass, some iron. You will no doubt find yourself looking at the cut off ends from your future turning projects as potential replacement mallet faces. However my favorite has a face made from recycled HDPE plastic. Good Job!

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#10 posted 05-23-2021 06:53 AM

Great combination of the brass and walnut indeed.

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#11 posted 05-23-2021 11:09 AM

Thx everyone for the kind comments. Bought a new Skew from D way tools. Trying to master that bad boy. Practice practice practice. Lol.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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James E McIntyre

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#12 posted 05-23-2021 05:53 PM

Great build. I was thinking about building something like that.

How did you thread the handle and the end caps?

-- James E McIntyre

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#13 posted 05-23-2021 06:27 PM

James, I did one a few months ago. I took a triangular file and cut 4 slots across the threads, worked out good.

-- Eric, building the dream

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James E McIntyre

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#14 posted 05-23-2021 06:49 PM

Nice solution. You turned the brass t into a threader. That’s a good tip.
You must have a lathe.

-- James E McIntyre

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#15 posted 05-23-2021 07:13 PM

Yes sir, I do. It’s and old Shop Smith, but it does the job. I only use it for a few select functions; drill press, sanding drums and disk, and a shaper. Gradually adding more tools to the shop. New/Used TS yesterday and some old school hand tools. Posted at the bottom of my workshop feed.

Sorry Ken to budge in on your feed here.

-- Eric, building the dream

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