Peg toy with hammer

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Project by oscorner posted 05-17-2007 02:51 AM 4124 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built several of these last year for Christmas presents. The hammer head is turned oak and the handle is turned pine. The pegs are 1” hardwood dowels and the bench is made of white wood.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#1 posted 05-17-2007 02:54 AM

Cool, Mark.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#2 posted 05-17-2007 03:02 AM

Sounds like a numer of happy kids.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#3 posted 05-17-2007 03:03 AM

Very interesting project!


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#4 posted 05-17-2007 03:03 AM

The kids had a blast, the parents had headaches. LOL.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#5 posted 05-17-2007 03:16 AM

Now that, my 2 year old son would love! Do you have a link to a plan, or any construction suggestions? My 8 year old and I can make that for the 2 year old…it should do double duty by entertaining him and driving my wife nuts!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#6 posted 05-17-2007 03:54 AM

for variety, (and practice), you could turn some square and trianglular pegs in addition to the round ones. ;)

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#7 posted 05-17-2007 04:46 AM

I would kill ya if you gave my kids anything they could beat on to make more noise … on that note, looks like a great project to make for nephews and nieces … who ever said the world’s fair didn’t live in my world … lol … thanks for sharing … looks like they turned out great!

-- Lip's Dysfuncational Firewood Farm, South Bend, IN

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#8 posted 05-17-2007 06:04 AM

oscorner cool toy. Looks like the mallet would have looked better hanging in your shop for some woodworking(?).

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#9 posted 05-17-2007 02:04 PM

Mot, here’s the link to the plans: You can make several with one 1×6x8 board and one 1” dowel. Note: you will need a 15/16” paddle bit for the peg holes!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#10 posted 05-17-2007 04:36 PM

You are really into making things kids can do damage with, aren’t you? LOL!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#11 posted 05-17-2007 04:38 PM

Great idea.

-- John

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#12 posted 05-18-2007 04:19 AM

Charlie, I was somewhat apprehensive about the oak headed hammers. I could just see the sheet rock walls full of holes and other breakables shattered, but I remember having one and we never hit anything besides the pegs, so I figured it would be o.k. I always advice parents to supervise their children when playing with it.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#13 posted 05-18-2007 04:43 AM

looks fun…I may have to agree with Lip on this…maybe best for nieces and nephews…or I could take it to school and use it on my high school students…its the end of the year and that hammer is looking useful…and the pegs are looking familiar…JUST KIDDING…I love my students…BTW…NICE LOOKING SMITHY….still looking nightly on ebay and craigslist…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#14 posted 05-19-2007 02:41 PM

that’s funny Matt. I’ll share that with my daughter (high school teacher who is getting frustrated at this time of the year).

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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