Machine Politics vs L'Équipe, August 2010. Photo by Steph Simcox
bolts that hold the mallet heads
So, i have noticed that a lot of folks use different techniques to secure mallet heads. The most common form is the bolt with a nut to hold it in place. I have seen some variation on this like using the nut on the inside of the head and stuff like that. But, why do we need such a large bolt. I'm not sure that it secures the head any better and it makes it kind of hard to reuse the shaft and creates a larger hole in the shaft, which might create more breaks in the mallets at that point . In T.O., I noticed that alexis from ottawa was using two drywall screws. This seems to make sense to me as they come out easy and hold the head in a manner that is more secure. I dropped of a couple of screws in the new heads and it seems to work really well. So, we will see but hey for now my mallet building time when down signficantly.