Originally Posted by overbored
I would straighten that one of two ways. make hardwood end grain mandrel and slide it into the mast. while someone pushes it down or up past the dent you would tap the outside with a body hammer.
Hello overbored. I'm thinking of straightening the dent. I'm not sure I understood your method. What is the purpose of the mandrel? Is it just to support the mast wall while tapping directly above it? Or should it be a tight fit inside the mast, and pushing it under the dent would push the dent upwards?