|Project by Hacksaw007||posted 09-14-2014 07:27 PM||925 views||2 times favorited||2 comments|
It has been a while since I shared a project with my friends at LJ. This is my third one that I have made, the hammer is made from Red and Black Colorwood from Rutland Wood in Vermont, which just burnt down to the ground. Not sure if they will ever be back in business again. Bummer.
The center of the hammer is painted black. If you ever go to make one of these sets, always remember slightly round the end hammers as well as the sounding board, makes for a better sound.
The handle is our of Red and White Colorwood, the two ends are painted black. I like doing that it just sets off the work. If you can notice the front of the handle is a bead and it is painted black, which helps to hide the fit issues when you go to fit a round into a round with a single hole. And it looks pretty cool.
The round sounding block is tapered into the center on the bottom so it sits better on a desk top, and I read somewhere it improves the sound. The top is slightly rounded and not flat, with two blackened grooves, which makes it very cool. Didn’t see anyone else doing that. This block is from 50 year old or older walnut wood that my grandfather fell back when Interstate 80 when through his farm land.
The heads on the hammer part are 2 3/8 inches wide, 4 18 inches long. The handle is 10 inches long, and the total length is 12 inches. Finished in 3 coats of conversion varnish. Very smooth. It will make someone a great gift for their club, meeting, school, or whatever. Thanks for looking!
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