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Got a surprise present the other day and I am looking forward to use these beautiful Sweet Heart chisels but before I will ,I thought I better make myself a nice little chisel mallet .
The mallet is laminated hickory for the handle and filled in with lacewood and a walnut butt ,the head is wood I got from a pallet ,beautiful tight grain and very heavy just been waiting for the right project.
The head is wedged and faced with thick leather ,don't want to hurt those little lady's they are just too nice.
The size is 12" long and a 6" x 2 3/4" head
Put a couple of penny's in the head for good luck .

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Absolutely beautiful mallet.
 

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Wow, that is beautiful!
 

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Very nice! Is. The hole in the handle so you can twirl it around your finger cowboy style?
 

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Stunning mallet.
 

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Thanks guys !
Mauricio the opening is there to hang it on a peg on the bench but what you said is a good option when the Grand kids don't listen .LOL
 

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Awesome mallet. Looks like a built in shock absorber there. Pretty slick
 

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The best looking mallet I've ever seen Klaus. Very beautiful handle design and the two wood tones look great too. Those Sweetheart chisel look awfully nice too. I like the design of those socket type chisels.
 

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Beautiful Klaus. You treat those little ladies nice now, you hear.
(Nice does not mean that you can't beat on them a little though)

I hope you love the new chisels. I just ordered a set of Two Cherries from Tools for Working Wood.
I'll be getting them in about four days. You just made the waiting harder.
 

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Love your handle. ish I would have thought of that. Love it.
 

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You just can't stop at good enough, can you? The mallet is beautiful as well as functional, and I think the handle form will provide a bit of shock absorber effect. Great craftsmanship!
 

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A unique and beautiful mallet. Do you get any spring from the handle?

Following up on Mauricio's comment… you need a mallet holster for quick draw and trick shots.
 

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Now that looks like a real tradesman's tool, lovely work as always :)
Pete
 

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Very nice work and a beautiful tool….chisels aint bad either!
 

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Wow…inspiring. I too just got that set of chisels which I refuse to use until I have a real mallet. I've been trying to determine my design. I might incorporate the hole in it. How much does yours weigh?
 

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Thanks guys for all the kind comments !
Yes this is a tool I am proud to own and have made .
I like the handle design which I have used before on my big mallet where I also used a rubber dampening system which does seem to absorb some shock but on this one I am hoping that the leather and a bit of the open handle part will help to absorb some of the shock.

Rick M. Have to see about the tricks and see if the lady's catch on .

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The mallet weighs around 2 LBS which I think is just right and not tiring .
 

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What a beauty Kiefer! Great looking design! Love the handle, and the light and dark woods make for some good looking contrast.
Nice chisels too!
 

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very nice, I have mallet envy :)
 

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Beautiful mallet. One suggestion that I'd throw out for your consideration: cover the surface of each head with 1/8" to 3/16" horse hide. It softens the blow somewhat, protects the chisels, and being horse hide last forever. I covered my mallet heads back in 2002 and the horse hide is still doing great. Please don't take this as any criticism, as it is only a suggestion I'm sharing from personal experience. Best wishes.
 
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