How to Condition a Rawhide Mallet

Jewelry Tech Team member Ronnie Mares shows you how to condition your rawhide mallet.

Last edited: 6/3/2020

Before using your rawhide mallet on metal workpieces, it is essential to condition and soften the mallet's face to ensure it will not mar the metal. Ronnie Mares of our in-house Jewelry Tech Team shows you several easy options for removing the lacquer coating to condition your mallet—using a file, sandpaper and striking it against cement.