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Project by robscastle posted 07-22-2021 05:32 AM 616 views 0 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yep Chris would be jealous!

A camping task for no 2 Son

made two because its just as easy

Timber is from my Red Ironbark stash again
5×5/16” Bolts (that will keep a non metric LJ friends happy!

Handle is 400mm x 50 mm x 30mm
Head is 150mm x 90 mm

socket and bolt head recesses via forstener bits
chiseled out the excess by hand, that will get bandit excited!
drove in the handle and wedged it LBD always likes a wedgie
put an extra bolt in Just in case, woodnt want that slugger coming loose.
Sanded them both from 80 to 120G used a 150mm pad ROS on each mallet and the tried Abranet but it was mean to it too!

Didn’t bother polishing it as its a camping tool not fine furniture.
Finished with a coat of sanding sealer.
And just in case locked the sander away!

All I have to do now is work out how I can get it to him before the next trip!

I assume everybody saw the fireworks last night, looks looks I am going to have to live to 80 now just so I can enjoy them !

-- Regards Rob





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#1 posted 07-22-2021 05:49 AM

What sort of weight Rob?

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#2 posted 07-22-2021 06:56 AM

Interesting that you should ask that Peter,I wondered myself.

So here is the initial answer.

I actually thought they would be heavier.
I am not sure why the hold light is on, I will check it again tomorrow just in case the reading is an error due to low battery.

-- Regards Rob

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#3 posted 07-22-2021 07:21 AM

That’s a 6lbs lump hammer, that’s a pretty solid weight Rob.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#4 posted 07-22-2021 07:41 AM

The user of those mallets must be Thor... and I reckon the mangled fingers would put your ute adventure to shame!


..... 5×5/16” Bolts (that will keep a non metric LJ friends happy!.....
- robscastle
Philistine!... nad the non non metric not happy… lucky I don’t have friends.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#5 posted 07-22-2021 08:48 AM

The non metric bolts were Smiths Crisps left overs, so it was better than scrap metaling them.
Yeah the Nod your head comment comes to mind! certainly would not want to do a dull thud with them.
Hey did you miss your wedgie?

-- Regards Rob

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#6 posted 07-22-2021 10:13 AM

they might just be heavy enough to split firewood for the campfire

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#7 posted 07-22-2021 10:14 AM



The non metric bolts were Smiths Crisps left overs, ... Hey did you miss your wedgie?
- robscastle

So what you’re saying is you have potato chips in the mallet head… Oh Mr. Potato Head… how low can they bury you?

Wedgie??? I did miss the miss giving me the wedgie… or we talking about beer battered ones… though beer battered… ... better leave that alone. Talking about beer battered... an appropriate jigsaw is in the mail, ready to test your male!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#8 posted 07-22-2021 12:11 PM

Hefty mallets there, Rob! Well done!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#9 posted 07-22-2021 12:42 PM

These mallets look adventurous enough for any purpose. You never know what you may run into when camping so better to be prepared. Very cool.

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

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#10 posted 07-22-2021 01:20 PM

Are these to beat off the boxing Kangaroos Rob? Or to keep the dingos from eating your baby?

Nice, manly whackers buddy :-)

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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#11 posted 07-22-2021 02:03 PM

WOW! 6lbs, Baby Sledge hammers there! Nice Job!

-- Overmountainww

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#12 posted 07-22-2021 02:19 PM

nice mallets rc those should easily knock an over sized hard headed duck out ?

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#13 posted 07-22-2021 04:01 PM

Those are realy hughe!!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#14 posted 07-23-2021 12:02 AM



.... You never know what you may run into when camping so better to be prepared….
- doubleDD

C’mon rainbow rc, wht’s your retort?... and I’m not talking rubber mallets.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#15 posted 07-23-2021 12:38 AM


nice mallets rc those should easily knock an over sized hard headed duck out ?

- pottz


Now that would make me Thor too… no wonder the ranks of the gods are expanding… there may even be a promotion in the clouds for DW! Hope he (DW) doesn’t read this, else he may be hell to live with.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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