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HUGE Wooden and Epoxy Fish Tank Mallet Built

John Malecki

HUGE Wooden and Epoxy Fish Tank Mallet Built

John Malecki Tackles the Challenge of Building a Fish Tank From a Mallet

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Jun 30, 2020

After watching a lot of TV from being stuck home in quarantine, I realized my workshop needed a new addition. Something great. A never-before-seen item that was cool and exciting. So I decided to build a fish tank. In one of the shows, I’ve been binging, Tanked, these professionals make extremely lavish and elaborate fish tanks for their wealthy clients. But since I don’t have the time or money to replicate these tanks, I decided to make a mallet that looks like a fish tank instead. I decided to make a mallet in case I wanted a tool to whack something with. 

Learn how I took on this seemingly impossible challenge now! If you’re following along at home or want to try it out for yourself, be sure to take a look at my video below.

HUGE Wooden and Epoxy Fish Tank Mallet Built: Project Overview

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For this project, I used the most expensive wood I had in my shop, which was walnut. To create the dead blow, I filled my mallet with spent 45 bullet casings. You might be asking yourself, “Why does John have these bullet casings lying around?” It’s because I poured 5,000 bullet casings into a table over the summer. I used some of the leftover ones from the project along with some BB pellets to fill up the mallet. Check out the rest of my video to see how my weird Epoxy project turned fish tank ended up. 

Sponsorships and Product Affiliates

John Malecki Thanks His Video Sponsors and Affiliates

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This build was sponsored by my friends over at Woodcraft. These woodworking experts offer power saws, drills, knives, scrapers, and more hand tools for your upcoming build. I also want to give a shout out to Timberland PRO for supporting my woodworking adventures. 

My Tools and Product Affiliates

Find out where I get my tools for all of my builds. 

Woodworking Tools 

  • Bosch 12-inch DB Glide Miter Saw
  • Festool Rotex RO 90 FEQ
  • WoodRiver #5 Bench Plane, V3
  • Ridgid Oscillating/Edge Belt Sander

Metalworking Tools 

  • FEIN Slugger by FEIN 14
  • Lincoln Electric Square Wave® TIG 200 Welder
  • Benchmark Abrasives
  • Lincoln TOMAHAWK 1000 Plasma Cutter

Extra Supplies

Check out some of my merchandise, build plans, and go-to safety glasses.

Merchandise 

Plans 

Safety Glasses 


This was definitely a weird, but fun build. If you liked this CRAZY EPOXY BUILD, you'll love these projects 

- CRAZY Epoxy LAVA TABLE Build 

- HUGE 60L Epoxy River Table Build 

- HUGE Bullets In Epoxy Conference Table Build 

- CRAZY Epoxy Floating Dovetail Gun Box Build

Download the Plan

Want to try this build out for yourself? Download the digital plan now for step-by-step instructions, measurements, and a detailed look at how to punch this project in the face.

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John Malecki

I used to be an offensive lineman in the NFL, Now I run my own furniture business and am completely self taught. In my videos and posts you'll see a variety of wood and metal work as well as some tips and tricks. Enjoy!