Intro: How to Make Your Own "Moose Mallet" (hammer With Chisel Inside)
While I didn’t invent this hammer-chisel combination, I did make some minor improvements to it and named it the Moose Mallet.
It is a simple, easy, and cheap way to create a hammer with a neat storage area for a chisel. Whether you are a scuba wreck diver or a farmer, this is a clever way for you to carry two tools in the same space as one.
Please note, this is my very first Instructable, so please excuses any mistakes. I also welcome all comments on my Instructable (both good and bad.)
Step 1: What You Need...
To create a Moose Mallet, you will need the following…
-A steel pipe (I used 1” diameter steel pipe).
This pipe needs to be as long as you want your hammer’s handle to be, and it needs to be treaded at one end.
-A steel hammer head
-End cap for the steel pipe
-Single link of a small chain (optional)
Tools required are…
-Drill with a drill bit slightly bigger than the chisel
-Grip tape (optional)
Step 2: Let's Get Started
OK, from the pictures, this is a pretty easy Instructable to figure out. So I’ll keep the verbiage to a minimal.
Weld the hammer head to the non-thread side of your pipe. Make sure it’s centered over the hole that would normally have the handle in it.
*You can also add a small link of chain to the top of the mallet to give you a place to hang the hammer from.*
Now drill a hole in the center of the end cap for the chisel. Made sure it’s centered.
Place the chisel in the hole so only a little bit of the flat end stands proud of the cap and weld in place.
Step 3: Clean Up the Welds
Now take a grinder to the welds to clean them up. Make sure you have SOLID welds on the hammer head. You don’t want that flying off when you are swinging this thing.
Also, check the fit of the end cap.
Step 4: Paint and Add the Grip Tape
Ok, so all that is left is putting a coat of paint and a layer of grip tape on the Moose Mallet!
There is also a quick and easy way to make a handy holder for your new Moose Mallet.
Just take a piece of PVC tubing that is bigger than the OD of the end cap and attach it to the surface that you want to put the Moose Mallet. I used zip ties here, but you can used anything.
PLEASE NOTE: This instructable is for informational purposes only. Any damage you do as a result of this information is on you. If you don’t know what you are doing with a welder, grinder, drill, or even a hammer, then please don’t try to make this item.