Kent, I just saw an article in the Cessna owner magazine that featured some of your
work. I would like to know if you offer a catalog of metal forming tools. I am
especially looking for hard wood mallets shaped like an ice cream cone. Eastwood offers these made
from plastic, but I would prefer wood. Please let me know if there is a cost for the
The Tinman Respondeth:
The conical plastic mallet is from the jewelry industry, and was borrowed to sell to anyone else. You are
right that the weight is not sufficient, but making them machined from metal or wood is difficult, as
you have little to hang on to in order to cut them properly.
We do have a 56p catalogue that includes many tools that we make that are essential for metalwork. The
conic mallet design is actually unwieldy, as the heavier big end wobbles when the small end is used.
We offer a dead blow plastic hammer, in two weights, with screw-on faces that will do far more for the money
than the elusive conic heavy/hard mallet.