Introduction: Rubber Mallet Using Hot Glue
Hi everyone! today i am going to show you how to make a rubber mallet. A rubber mallet is a hammer with rubber head used to deliver less impact than a steel hammer. We will be making one in our kitchen in less than a hour. Lets begin!!
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Step 1: Gather the Materials
We will use following materials to make the head of the mallet.
1) 4-5 sticks of hot glue
2) A nonstick pan ---- or something to melt the glue sticks
3) Another pot full of water. -- Colder water is better
4) Cylendrical shaped empty Ice cream cup---- prefer the flat base one
5) scissors and basic tools
Step 2: Chop the Glue Sticks.
Take the Ice cream cup and fill the chopped glue stick pieces into the cup. once the cup is full , add it to the pan for melting and cut another half cup of sticks because the air gaps between the sticks will give us false measurement. This way we are adding one+half cup of chopped sticks. The cup here is ice cream cup so the volume will vary from cup to cup according to size of the cup you chose.
Step 3: Melt the Glue and Add Colour
Heat the glue sticks till they melt completely and then add one - two spoons of colour which you like. I chose red. Add colour according to the volume of molten glue , in my case i added spoons approx. Steer it till it mixes well. Dont be worried of the bubbles arising after adding colour , they are due to the water in the ink and will cook away. I recommend the use of exhaust fan while melting because the fumes may be toxic and you dont want to breathe them in!
Step 4: Tilt the Pan to Gather the Glue on One Side.
Hot glue has tendency to solidify quickly so you dont want to waste time gathering the glue to a side after swithing off the stove. Tilting the pan while heating will help conserve time and will definately help to save glue.
Step 5: Pour It Into the Cup
Carefully pour the glue into the cup we chose and not wasting much time, place the cup in cold water beaker. This will prevent the cup from deshaping due to heat.
IMPORTANT: The glue is extremely hot and if it gets on your body you may get severe burns. Be careful with what you are doing.
Step 6: Let It Solidify
Be patient , sit back and let the glue solidify.
Step 7: Break the Plastic Cup
Rip off the plastic cup . The result is a rubber mallet head which now needs a handle.
Step 8: Install the Handle
Just shape the head using a cutter and install the handle . For the handle first make the end a bit pointed using a chisel and then hammer it into the head. And.......... you are done.....
Step 9: You Are Done !!
We have just created a rubber mallet in no time. Thanks for reading this instructable , if you like this perhaps you like some of my others. check them out ! Merry Christmas.
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