|Project by michaelray||posted 07-20-2009 03:12 PM||10400 views||2 times favorited||10 comments|
...or rattle hammer as my son calls it.
First of all thanks to Ben for his post and inspiration. I was able to find the complete set of plans from Shop Notes Issue 2 March 1992 which described making the handle in more detail.
Made from leftover Walnut and White Oak. I had a blast building this one and I’m planning to make more just because it was so much fun. I finished it with a couple of coats of Danish Oil. The weights for the head are split-shot sinkers (small ones) that I just happened to have in my tackle box. And the leather I found at a local craft store – a bag of remnants for 5 bucks.
I pretty much followed the plans exactly as they are except for putting the epoxy in the lead weights – hence the name rattle hammer.