|Project by jase||posted 09-04-2016 03:43 AM||582 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
So the goal here wasn’t to build a real hammer, but a going away gift. I used pine an lauan as they were all I had available. Starting with the head i connected the faces to the hammer with a wooden dowel, which also helped the strength slightly. I then cut some scrap 2×4 pine into 1/4” thick strips, 1” wide and used them to contrast the head o the hammer. For the handle i thought about using 1 solid piece of wood, but the colors could be amped up by clamping pieces together. So I put pine in the middle and thin strips of lauan on the outsides. Lathed the final piece with about a 5” grip, and the overall length is 13” long. Again I used a dowel to help line everything up. I used aerosol lacquer on the hammer, but it was still missing more. I went to the store and found….satin finished shower curtains that were just a hair smaller than the 1” pine. I bought the pack for 8 dollars, cut off the pieces I wanted and the end piece turned out great!
I was looking for some fur that i wanted to tie around 2 places on the handle, but couldn’t find any. I’m pretty satisfied.
Bus fare to wood shop- $14
Wood – $20
Paint – $4
Curtain – $8
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