Veneer Hammer

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Project by tinnman65 posted 01-25-2016 12:07 AM 1056 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I really love Old Brown Glue and have replaced almost all my yellow glue jobs with it. Now I have started to get acquainted with hot hide glue and I like the same versatility of OBG. I was planning on just buying a veneer hammer but after seeing the beautiful hammers made by Luke Addington I thought I would give it a try making one. I had a nice piece of walnut scrap and some curly ash.

I used the basic design based off of the hammer made by Luke A. and the plans by Tom Fidgin from The Unpluged Woodshop. My turning skills are very limited and that nasty piece of walnut really put them to the test. It is finished with Waterlox and I’m happy with the end result, now its just a matter of getting some experience with the hot hide glue and some veneer.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#1 posted 01-25-2016 12:30 AM

Very nice hammer. It’s on my bucket list to make one of these. I follow Tom also, and enjoy his work. Great build. Thanks for posting as I’ve added to my favorites tab.

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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#2 posted 01-25-2016 01:25 AM

That’s really sweet looking.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#3 posted 01-25-2016 01:29 AM

Thinking about taking the dive and going old brown/ HHG for all my indoor stuff. I hate glue stains.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#4 posted 01-25-2016 02:17 AM

Well done Paul, a very nice looking hammer.
It will serve you well.
I just love to see people turning to hide glues, especially HHG.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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Rick M.

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#5 posted 01-25-2016 02:32 AM

Sharp look with the black handle


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#6 posted 01-25-2016 02:56 AM

Nice, wife wants a wooden hammer to crush croutons, guess I best get busy.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#7 posted 01-25-2016 04:13 PM

it’s a nice tool and will be a great addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 01-25-2016 10:22 PM

Beautiful jo on this Paul!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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