1953 Hammers

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These were my grandfathers hammers that I inherited some time ago. The leather handles had been taped up with black electrical tape. Still they were his and I used them for the past 10 years. Inspired by other Lumberjock refurb projects I made new handles. The date on the shafts was 5/15/1953. Based on the I-beam construction I am guessing they were Eastwing’s as those look like these once did. Of course having made these this nice I have since retired them and am working on a shadow box to put them in with some details of my grandfathers life as a carpenter. Another project!

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

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#1 posted 08-11-2016 01:50 AM

Yep! Eastwing. I painted mine black after removing corrosion due to high humidity in my shop!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 08-11-2016 02:26 AM

Those look great and will be a fitting tribute to your grandfather. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#3 posted 08-11-2016 02:51 AM

I am on my third one. You can not buy it anymore. Found my last one in a hardware store that was going out of business.

-- "When we build, let us think we build forever." John Ruskin

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#4 posted 08-11-2016 03:10 AM

I still have my grandfathers hammer …...... but cant bring myself to mess with it …..... I love it just as it is …...LOL


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#5 posted 08-11-2016 05:33 AM

That is a nice way to commemorate his tools, they look great with the wood handles.

My all time favorite beater is my old Malco tinners hammer. I will think of these if it ever starts molting.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#6 posted 08-11-2016 08:45 AM

Sweet refurb!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 08-11-2016 01:30 PM

Nice refurb. Was he a block mason ? That bottom one looks like a bricklayer’s hammer.

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#8 posted 08-11-2016 01:57 PM

One of many talents he had. LOL. I grew up working with him every summer. You would be amazed at what we got into doing.

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

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#9 posted 08-11-2016 04:50 PM

Very nice restoration. They will be family heirlooms!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 08-11-2016 05:00 PM

That’s a great restoration and a fine tribute to your GrandFather!

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#11 posted 08-11-2016 06:56 PM

All of the above is correct!

-- just rjR

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#12 posted 08-11-2016 11:58 PM

Nice job!

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#13 posted 08-12-2016 03:05 AM

Thanks for the comments, one day my son will inherit them and hopefully keep them in the family.

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

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#14 posted 08-12-2016 12:56 PM

Amaizing ! This is completly new tool! Awesome work.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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