Merry Christmas to all!
I have a question for my first post on this forum. I recieved a set of high quality chisels for Christmas, and I need some advice on a mallet, (instead of using a steel hammer as I did with my cheap ones) Mostly I will be doing dovetails and cleaning up mortises with my chisels.
I read somewhere that holly was a good wood for a mallet. I have a chunk of holly that I salvaged from the roadside and has been drying in my shop for 18 months. Any experience with this?
I have seen round and square headed mallets. What is the advantage to a round head? It looks akward, but then I havent tried one.