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Dave's Workshop #21: A Brass head hammer just because

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 02-24-2017 12:55 AM 611 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I don’t know what I might use this hammer for, but I felt like making it. The head is made from a piece of plumbing that I replaced in our bathroom. The face pieces are screw on fitting from my box of ‘future’ clamp parts. The handle is a turned spindle from some piece of furniture. The voids in the head were filled with epoxy wood. I lightly sanded the handle to remove some of the finish and swabbed on some boiled linseed oil. The head was cleaned up with a belt sander and a fine bristle brass wheel.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!



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Mean_Dean

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#1 posted 02-24-2017 08:03 PM

Nice use of available parts to make this hammer!

I was thinking you could have filled the head with BB’s or lead shot, to make it more of a dead-blow hammer. Of course, if you have the parts lying around, you could just make another one, and have a pair!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#2 posted 02-25-2017 12:01 AM



Nice use of available parts to make this hammer!

I was thinking you could have filled the head with BB s or lead shot, to make it more of a dead-blow hammer. Of course, if you have the parts lying around, you could just make another one, and have a pair!

- Mean_Dean

I do have more bits that i can use. I may make another eventually with lead shot in it. If nothing else it looks interesting.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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