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Rawhide mallets


#1

Recently I got a new rawhide mallet which was all lacquered. It is
quite hard and, unlike my old one, dents metal sheet when I’m trying
to flatten the sheet a bit. Is there a process by which to “break
in” a new rawhide mallet? Thanks in advance!

Judy Bjorkman
@JLBjorkman


#2

Hi Judy, I ground mine down a little on the grinding wheel.
Susan Chastain


#3

Hello Judy, Use a very coarse file to remove the lacqered surface.
Then soak the mallet in water overnight. When it is dry, it should be
soft enough to use. Tom Arnold