Here’s a trick I’ve used for more than a decade to turn a claw hammer into my version of a rubber mallet. Just fit a white rubber chair leg protector over the hammerhead. You can find them in four-packs at any hardware or discount store for just a few dollars. The rubber cap pushes on snugly so it won’t fall off. It works great, and the hammer won’t mar your workpieces.
– Paul Postuma
Quispamsis, New Brunswick