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    Default Using Leather in wood working tools

    I like using leather in woodworking tools and related situations. Here are a few things I have made that involve leather. Not exactly premium grade leather work but extremely functional and easy to make.

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    what's the mallet like Bob? What has been the best use of the mallet so far?

    I have so many leather offcuts and scraps building up

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    Quote Originally Posted by RufflyRustic View Post
    what's the mallet like Bob? What has been the best use of the mallet so far?

    I have so many leather offcuts and scraps building up
    I use it to assemble or disassemble anything small made of wood. It saves having to find and hold onto a protective wooden block when easing joints and unlike rubber it does not mark the wood.

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    Great job Bob, I have always used my Thor leather/copper hammer for years. It has lots of wieght for those big joints I do sometimes on large hardwood tables but you can stil be gentle enough with smaller work. I juust dress it now and then with the sander to keep it smooth and put a little BLO on now and then to protect the lether (BLO doesn't soften it too much but still protects)
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    A good edge takes a little sweat!!

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    Here's a link to my rawhide hammer - like Bob, I use it whenever i don't want to mark the surface. One good use is to ensure that rawl plugs and suchlike are well seated in the masonry without marking the paint/wallpaper.
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