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    Default Raising mallets

    Finally completed some of these.



    Up for offer are 3 anticlastic raising mallets made to Michael Good's design out of UHMW PE (Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene - which, by the way is horrible stuff to work in comparison with Delrin!); these have a long thin pein for getting into the curve when forming anticlasts.

    I also have 2 phenolic raising mallets per Finegold & Seitz' designs - they call for Bakelite, this is the modern equivalent, Tufnol. Really nice to use, doesn't bruise the metal in the way that a metal hammer can, but still very capable at moving metal in raising. Nearly lost my own one to a full-time silversmith when he decided he liked...!

    25 each, 3.50 postage.

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    Me please!! Anticlastic raising mallet ~ Paypal OK?
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    1 anticlastic left then... I've got 2 more on the way, they just need some more work before I'm happy with the finish.

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    This is probably a stupid question but - what's a phenolic raising mallet ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ps_bond View Post
    1 anticlastic left then... I've got 2 more on the way, they just need some more work before I'm happy with the finish.

    Yes please Peter ( if, of course you =have any left ? ) they look fantastic, could you PM your Paypal details to me ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mia View Post
    This is probably a stupid question but - what's a phenolic raising mallet ?
    Not a stupid question Mia - I don't know either
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    Going by the word root -phenol - I would hazard a guess that it refers to the material the mallet is made from. I think phenols are some type of thermoplastic. Don't take this as gospel tho
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mia View Post
    This is probably a stupid question but - what's a phenolic raising mallet ?
    Sorry, missed this earlier - it's a fabric/phenolic resin mix, in some ways akin to fibreglass. Phenolic resin in this form is a thermosetting plastic. A bit harder than wood, not as hard as metal.

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    oh, god, I'm good ;-)
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    Yes please Peter, have pm'd you.
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