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Offline ear3

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Blue Spruce round mallet
« on: July 09, 2020, 10:56 PM »
Decided to treat myself to a Blue Spruce round mallet choosing African blackwood for the handle.  Despite its size, its even slightly heavier than the square beech mallet you can see in the picture which I've used for several years.  I've only done some test chopping with it, but I like how dense and solid it is with the acrylic infused head and the embedded steel rod that joins the head to the handle.



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Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: Blue Spruce round mallet
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2020, 10:37 PM »
This is a real nice mallet. Did you pick the 13 or 16oz?
Mario

Offline Alanbach

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Re: Blue Spruce round mallet
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2020, 09:37 PM »
Yesss! It is beautiful and super functional! I got that size in Cocobolo as well as the larger flat faced version that is similar to your beech mallet. It is super nice as well. It has one flat wooden face and one flat leather face.

Offline ear3

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Re: Blue Spruce round mallet
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2020, 07:52 AM »
@Mario Turcot It's the larger 16oz one.   I don't do any carving, so I figured the lighter one would be more delicate than I needed.  I find the weight and balance of the 16oz to be excellent so far.

This is a real nice mallet. Did you pick the 13 or 16oz?
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Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: Blue Spruce round mallet
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2020, 08:53 AM »
That make sense, thank you for answering my question :)
Mario

Offline AnthonyE

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Re: Blue Spruce round mallet
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2020, 08:55 AM »
I don't think there is a better mallet out there.  I own a few and have made even more but still prefer using the Blue Spruce.  I picked mine up years ago and it looks like the day I bought it.  I typically only hit the LN or LV chisels but there are times I am not that delicate, especially when I decide to chop a mortise by hand with the LN mortise chisels that use Hornbeam for handles.  The Hornbeam dents long before the face of the mallet does.

The weight is perfect along with amazing fit and finish.  One of my favorite tools that I can't recommend highly enough.  I do want to pick up the regular square mallet of theirs but just haven't gotten around to it.

Offline JohnnyEgo

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Re: Blue Spruce round mallet
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2020, 11:54 PM »
I felt pretty silly spending so much on a wooden hammer... until the moment I removed it from it's package.  Then I felt like Thor, and wondered what all needed hammering around the shop, the house, my employer, etc...  A couple years into ownership, and I still love mine.  Holds up like a champ.  I don't drive chisels with it as much as I thought I would, but as a general non-marring persuader, I find I use it all the time.  Knocking things together, knocking things apart.  When I need to get a tight Domino out of a slot, I grab it with a pair of channel locks and give a few taps to the panel or part with the hammer, and it pops right out without prying or marring.  No regrets!