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Plane Iron Hammer

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Project by mtalley posted 03-20-2015 04:12 PM 1165 views 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

This is a molding plane blade hammer that I made from scrap brass bar stock and a small game-day baseball bat that I got when I was 8 or 9. Years ago a puppy chewed the end up and I have been holding onto it to make it into something else. It only took me 10 or so years to get around to actually using it… Yes, I am a bit of a horder/pack rat.

The hammer head was made on an old-school 1950s Myford machinist lathe and I used a cabinet rasp and pull-saw to form the bat into a handle with a maple wedge. A light tap is all it takes to adjust the blade. When I make another one out of the other pictured piece of scrap, I am going to thread one end and add a maple face. I have already sourced a second small bat :-) This one is fantastic for moving the blade, but I have to switch to a wood mallet to knock the wedges lose so as not to mar my planes

-- Matt at: www.drivenoutside.com/blog





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#1 posted 03-20-2015 07:38 PM

Well, it’s not made of iron, and I’d hardly call it “plain”, so … ;-)

Nice hammer.

I’ve seen somebody on ebay that sells batches of miniature bats. I had thought of using them as spindles in a baseball-themed cradle, but I didn’t think of a hammer.

-Paul

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