Box Elder Claw Hammer

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Project by jaykaypur posted 13 days ago 1102 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this as a gift for a fellow wood-worker friend who has helped me a lot. It started out as one piece but broke so I strengthened the whole thing with CA glue and then started fabbing it. The head is secured to the handle with a 2” long 1/2” dowel…inch in each piece. Lot of shaping and sanding to this but it turned out pretty nice. It is a regular sized hammer and fits the hand well. One of the pics is of the “plans” and a mock-up! It could do some slight tapping but it definitely wont pull any nails! LOL I made it mainly so he can hang it on his wall. He was griping that I had never made him anything! Finished with Danish oil and wax. Thanks for the looks and comments.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#1 posted 13 days ago

Very cool. Any woodworker would love it.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#2 posted 13 days ago

thats the most beautiful claw hammer i have ever seen….really…..this is fantastic…

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#3 posted 13 days ago

That’s so neat! I really like the colors in the wood!!

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#4 posted 13 days ago


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#5 posted 13 days ago

That is really something. I think I would of kept it for myself. Great coloring.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#6 posted 13 days ago

You have nailed it!!

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#7 posted 13 days ago

A hammer like this needs to be in a case. Very nice

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#8 posted 13 days ago

Thats amazing!!

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#9 posted 13 days ago

The colors are truly amazing! LOVE IT!

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#10 posted 13 days ago

Well done

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#12 posted 13 days ago

Great looking hammer, jaykaypur! Thanks for sharing.

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#13 posted 13 days ago

Awesome, i love carvings of regular use every day things so cool

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#14 posted 11 days ago

It appears to be a solid claw hammer! Must be a fun build. Love the wood!

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