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New handle for an old hammer

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Project by bandit571 posted 03-07-2016 02:51 AM 1615 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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





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#1 posted 03-07-2016 03:22 AM

Good job. However, I try to avoid them. I suck with swinging hammers.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 03-07-2016 03:34 AM

You cobbled together a fine refurb….

Ya see what I did there…. cobbler’s hammer and all!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 03-07-2016 04:06 AM

Nicely re-handled, Bandit!

-- God bless, Candy

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#4 posted 03-07-2016 04:57 AM

Looks like you nailed it!

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#5 posted 03-07-2016 05:31 AM

How do you plug it in?

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#6 posted 03-07-2016 05:34 AM

It’s one of the new “Cordless” Models…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#7 posted 03-07-2016 04:26 PM

Is the handle tenon wedged?

-- Don K, (Houghton, Michigan)

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#8 posted 03-07-2016 05:54 PM

That is really nicely proportioned! Good work…

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#9 posted 03-07-2016 08:48 PM

No wedges were used, as there isn’t any taper inside the hammer’s eye. Just a very tight fit. Almost like the way a Japanese hammer is handled.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#10 posted 03-07-2016 09:59 PM

Nice finished product. I always wondered what that style of hammer was used for. They’re pretty neat looking

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#11 posted 03-08-2016 12:46 AM

Love your new “cordless” hammer—nice job on the handle!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#12 posted 03-08-2016 02:21 AM

Nice work

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