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Masons Mallet
Traditionally made out of beech, masons mallets can now come in plastics and stone. The shape is conical.

Mason's mallets
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Above are three mallets in the traditional shape. They all appear to be new. A wooden mallet that has been used a lot takes on a flat and then a hollow through repeated striking, but like all hand tools once they are getting worn out the owner has got used to the feel of it and is very reluctant to start afresh with a new one.

The large coloured one is a plastic of some sort and the middle one is made out of beech. Beech is a hard and fine grained timber and is used also by woodworkers for their mallets, which are more or a rectangular shape. The smaller on is made of steel, and while it may be the choice sculptors ans fine monumental masons for detailed work, most on site workers use a lump hammer.

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