Shop Tour~ Bossing Mallet and Shot Bag

In this shop tour, I touch on the different types of bossing mallets and leather shot bags I use in my metal shaping workshops.
The use of a bossing mallet and shot bag is a method referred to as “hollowing”. This is a process of shaping a sheet metal blank into a shot bag or hardwood block with the aid of a pear-shaped boxwood mallet or other types of bossing mallet head materials.
During my one on one private metal shaping workshops, I go over metal shaping techniques using hand tools available to the average restoration shop. The attendee will get uninterrupted demonstrations on how to handle the tools in a variety of combinations that is best suited for the job at hand.

If you are looking to build your skills with complete hands-on instruction, schedule a private metal shaping workshop by emailing me at


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