|Project by bandit571||posted 03-07-2016 02:51 AM||1262 views||0 times favorited||12 comments|
Had an old Cobbler’s hammer, with an ugly, loose fitting handle. Found a length of White Oak, about…1×2 or so.
Worked on the blank with a drawknife, a block plane, and a couple different sanders. Used a chisel to fine tune the fit into the hammer’s oval eye. Fitted well enough, no wedges were needed. Hammer has a bit of a taper, don’t want it flying off out of my hand. Rounded the end a bit with a sander. Has a single coat of BLO, wipe on, wipe off sort of thing.
Handles for this type of hammer are a bit hard to find, was nice to be able to make one that fits. I even cleaned up the hammer’s head. Just a simple little project…..if you like doing a lot of shaping.
-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use