Box Elder Claw Hammer

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Project by jaykaypur posted 07-16-2014 11:33 PM 2601 views 1 time 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 07-16-2014 11:41 PM

Very cool. Any woodworker would love it.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 07-17-2014 12:24 AM

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

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#3 posted 07-17-2014 12:25 AM

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

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#4 posted 07-17-2014 12:58 AM


-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#5 posted 07-17-2014 02:19 AM

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

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#6 posted 07-17-2014 06:09 AM

You have nailed it!!

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#7 posted 07-17-2014 12:21 PM

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

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#8 posted 07-17-2014 02:38 PM

Thats amazing!!

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#9 posted 07-17-2014 05:36 PM

The colors are truly amazing! LOVE IT!

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#10 posted 07-17-2014 06:00 PM

Well done

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#11 posted 07-17-2014 06:08 PM


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#12 posted 07-17-2014 06:10 PM

Great looking hammer, jaykaypur! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#13 posted 07-17-2014 06:43 PM

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

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#14 posted 07-18-2014 08:51 PM

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

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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