Meet my ‘Mongo’

Among the many many
instruments of Christopher Schwarz’s that I covet is his classic
English brass mallet with wooden inserts, a software he calls
“Mongo.” Now, I can cross one venial sin off my very lengthy record
of issues for which I ought to atone; I’ve a Mongo (Mingo?) to
name my very own.

Glen D. Huey’s “Woodworker’s Edge” mallet with white oak
inserts is one full pound of made-in-the-U.S.A. brass magnificence,
and it’s the proper weight for adjusting the too-tight planing
cease on my bench at residence (I really want to knock that sucker
all the best way out and aircraft off a number of thou).

Glen affords these mallets with
a choice of handles
– and should you ask properly, he’ll make you
a customized deal with out of the wooden of your selection (mine is

I bought my palms on a prototype of his new software a number of months
again, when Glen kindly let me use his store to make my mother’s
Christmas current (and spent loads of time educating me the right way to
do string-and-berry inlay – thanks once more, Glen!). On the time,
he was attempting to determine on the deal with form and size, and I’m
happy to report that he formed the handles precisely as I
urged (although I significantly doubt mine was the deciding
voice). The completed design is properly balanced, and the
chamfers alongside the size assist find it appropriately in my grip.

In order for you one although, finest hurry on over to the Woodworker’s Edge
; he’s about offered by the primary batch.

— Megan

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