About Wooden Mallets
Wooden mallets have been used for centuries in carpentry applications. Whereas using a metal hammer against a soft surface, like wood, leaves dents and cracks behind, using a wooden mallet does not. Therefore, it is also used to knock in cricket wickets. A further advantage is that it does not chip or deform the ends of metal tools, such as chisels. While chiselling a piece of wood, accuracy is paramount, so the reduced force that a wooden mallet requires is essential to avoiding mistakes. Typically, artisans use angled head mallets to knock wooden joints together, like dovetail joints, without weakening or splitting the grain, which results in an unstable construction. You can opt for a rubber headed mallet as well, but keep in mind that it tends to bounce back, reducing the amount of impact and the accuracy of the hit. To adhere to traditional carpentry techniques, you can also find vintage options on eBay. Use a wooden mallet to finish your delicate carpentry project without damaging it.