Hammers and Mallets

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And finally, back to the bench. Today is all about forming tools. On the bottom you’ll see my favorite Fretz planishing hammer, which I love dearly. It’s such a showpiece it’s almost a shame to use it, but it’s so well balanced I can’t help myself. On top is my rawhide mallet, which I use for forming metal around mandrels. We’ve spent many quality hours together, that mallet and I. In the background you can see my favorite anvil on top of my bench block.

If all this talk of tools just thrills you to your toes, you can get another fix from my first workbench post, Pliers Central.