|Forum topic by redSLED||posted 03-05-2015 08:11 PM||3293 views||0 times favorited||26 replies|
03-05-2015 08:11 PM
Yes, I have searched and read the many “what mallet do you use” and DIY mallet threads on LJ, including the mother-of-all mallet threads – “Mallets of your dreams” (http://lumberjocks.com/topics/42130). However, I have noticed that the subject of using WHAT HAMMERING TOOL for WHAT KIND OF WOOD CHISELING is generally not addressed within any single thread. For example, many showcase their beautifully made hardwood mallet but often don’t say if they use it for dovetailing or mortising. Likewise, many fine woodworkers here on LJ have indicated they love to use a light-medium weight brass head hammer for dovetail chiseling, but don’t say what type of hammer/mallet they prefer for regular bench chiseling or wood carving. I also noticed there is a small following of dead blow mallet users (for chiseling) here on LJ and on other woodworking forums. Clearly, one kind of hammer/mallet cannot be best for all types of wood chiseling.
On a side note, I am especially intrigued with differently designed custom-made hammers and mallets, of which there are hundreds on LJ!
So this is more-or-less a forum poll type of question. For the sake of newbie woodworkers searching for more chiseling knowledge, and for my curiosity:
What type of hammer/mallet do you prefer to use when:
As always, attached pictures are welcome!
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