Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Claw tool and mallet


Using a claw tool and mallet to dress sandstone. The forty millimeter claw tool fits into a claw tool holder, and it scrapes the sandstone surface ready for finishing with a flat chisel. The claw tool, also known as a scutch tool, is driven with a nylon mallet. The nylon mallet is relatively soft and elastic compared to a steel hammer, and it allows the claw tool to scrape instead of ‘plucking’ or tearing chunks out of the surface. The claw tool striking end must be rounded to protect the mallet from damage.

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Simon Brown said...

This video is at

Bronze Laddy said...

can you tell me where to find a nylon mallet like that? i've looked everywhere!