HNT Gordon now has a youtube channel which will be updated with videos on how to set up our tools, tips and how to use them in the production of furniture. So check us out using the link to the left.
I wanted to send a link to our video of the chairs that I used you spokeshaves on throughout the process. They are fantastic tools! Thanks, Matthew http://youtu.be/xkHSAEUIGxk
WOODEN BOAT SHOW - HOBART For more details go to our wood shows calendar on side menu
We attended the Wooden boat show in 2013 and it was a great event and definately worth attending. At the boat show I met up with an old school mate who was doing up an old wooden boat and he was chasing a Caulking mallet. He told me it was hard to find new ones or second hand ones of any quality. I made a few enquiries with the wooden boat school down on the Huon River and met a fellow who has been teaching and building boats for some time.
As a result of that discussion and some research on the best materials for this tool we have come up with a high quality caulking mallet which will give the user many years of service.
The mallet head is Myall - selected for its relatively low crushing strength campared to its high density. This combination gives the user weight in the head but with a cushioning effect on the users hands and arm. The head has a split in it also to improve the cushioning effect when using the mallet. In the past Black Mesquite in the USA was the prefered wood for caulking mallets and it has very similar properties described above. The rings are made from stainless steel to add weight and they won't rust in the marine environment. They have been put on by shinking the wood though excessive drying and then fitting the rings tightly to the head. Then the head is then allowed to swell back to normal size, so these rings will not come off.
The handle is Tallowwood with two flats parallel to the head for a comfortable grip and accurate hitting. The fittings to hold the head on are brass and can be undone to remove the handle for storage. Below is a picture showing the mallet. They will be put on the website soon and will be priced at $228. We will also have them for sale at the wooden boat festival at hobart next year. If you are interested in one you can also email us.
Follow this link below to an Aussie fellow Steve Hay as he goes through the process of making a nice piece of furniture. Woodworking Masterclass S1 EP2 Colen Clenton and HNT Gordon have donated a subscriber prize for people buying the Video. Here is a chance to win one of our quality tools.
Go to the woodworking Master class website for details. http://www.woodworkingmasterclass.com.au/