I'm new to the neanderthal thing and have been trying to use this mallet
http://tinyurl.com/262dz (Lee Valley mallet link) I got for Christmas. The
head on it keeps slipping down and hitting my knuckles. I've tried banging
on the top, pushing it up, etc. It simply will not stay up. Is there a
trick to keeping the mallet head in one place? Should there be a wedge in
it like axes have?
Try holding the narrow end and rapping the broad end of the handle firmly on
a bench a few times to drive the head down onto the wedge end.
Come higher humidity, you won't have the problem
What you really want is a carver's mallet. Turn one on your lathe.
I don't know how the humidity could get any higher; it's been raining for 3
days here; hasn't seemed to affect the mallet. Anyway, I contacted Lee
Valley and they are sending a replacement without hesitation (I did not ask
for a replacement). Once again I can't say enough kind words about L.V. If
you haven't bought anything from them before, don't hesitate to do so. (Not
affiliated, just a happy customer...)
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