All I have are some simple metal folding chairs. It's pretty annoying. =( I think one of the basic shop stools on wheels would be nice. For me it wil also matter more when/if I get heat and a/c in my shop. Right now if I wanna sit I also wanna cool off so I just go inside. The wife loves a sweaty dusty woodworker sitting on the couch or at the kitchen table. =p
Thanks guys. I was being a bit sarcastic when I said it was the ugliest thing I'd ever built...I just wasn't pleased with the color that piece of katalox turned out. I'm sure it will darken and who cares anyway...it's gonna get beat to hell. Not a coincidence...I had a picture of a BS mallet on the computer screen while I turned this one. 100% ripped off. That's just Renaissance Wax. No endangered species were harmed in the making of this mallet. I don't do much heavy mortising. I never do them entirely by hand, and my mortise chisels are used only to clean up the round ends of router mortises and other lighter-duty tasks that require a bit more heft than bench chisels. I have a joiner's mallet that I usually use with my mortise chisels, but I find it overkill and a waste of energy. It's great for pounding holdfasts down but I just don't need that much ass behind a chisel blow. If you need to pound that hard that's what she said you probably need to sharpen. This one will fill the gap between my joiner's mallet and my little brass mallet I use with my Japanese bench chisels. My mortise chisels have all wood handles so I never wanted to use the brass mallet on them.