Some of the canoe repair tools I’ve been using. I had a small claw hammer for some time before reading about a cobbler’s hammer on these forums. The balance of the short face and the heavy « fishtail » peen always felt awkward to me until I found one with better proportions. Based on the shape of Walter Walker’s hammer (picture in John Jennings, The Canoe A Living TraditionI) I reshaped it with a grinder. The peen was narrowed and a small notch added. The handle is hung very slightly closed. The big round face is sweet in use. The classic clinching iron, a Walter Walker type iron (Jennings book) and a car dolly. Sometimes, depending on the height of the tide, the tacks clinch better with the Walker type iron than with the classic. A planking gauge in bronze, a small cats paw with a notch filed in the flat part for delicate removal of tacks. A canvas stretcher that becomes painful to use real fast… Suggestions for a better tool? I realy like Mike Elliott’s (Kettle River Canoes) mallet design. Choice of a narrow face, wide face, can be used under the decks, etc. A lot more versatile than a joiner’s mallet. It’s easily made in different sizes and weights. These two are elm which does not splinter easily. I hope Mike doesn’t mind but for me it’s officially called a canoe mallet! I don’t use a crooked knife for repairing a w/c canoe but I could not resist having a go at making one. Suggestion for other canoe tools?