008 Dead Blow Mallet: Fun Shop Project
Dead Blow Mallet
This dead blow mallet is a fun, useful project that I use on basically every project. Anything that I build for the shop is designed and built like it’s going to a customer. So the mallet was no exception.
This little persuader was made with Maple and Paduk just to make it stand out in a crowd. The mallet is filled with lead pellets for weight. In my case I used BB’s to give it the weight required to function properly.
This style of hammer works because of the weight added to the hammer head. The head doesn’t bounce like a solid hammer. Therefore you get a solid strike every time.
The head on the mallet has a leather face added to protect whatever needs to be adjusted. If you do build this dead blow hammer I know you won’t be disappointed. It will come in very handy and be put to use on the majority of your projects.
I made one of these mallets years ago and have used it so often that I’ve had to replace the leather face pads twice now. I’m sure yours will get used all of the time as well. Plus of course it is a cool project!
So get to the shop and build your own. I don’t loan mine out 🙂