|Project by HokieKen||posted 02-13-2017 01:07 PM||943 views||2 times favorited||11 comments|
In the Lumberjocks Surprise Toolswap, I recieved my very first wooden plane from LJ Mosquito. I didn’t have a hammer to tune it, mine were all either too big or too hard to to suit the task. So, I decided to make one. Well it turned out to be so much fun, I made two more :-)
All 3 hammers weigh in right around 4 ounces. The heads are made from 5/8” brass bar that I turned on my lathe. The wood face on the middle hammer is attached with a threaded stud so it’s replaceable. The other two are just epoxied onto a tenon turned into the brass.
I experimented with a little different geometries and handle styles. I think all 3 work just fine. It was fun just to put the pieces on the lathe and play around and see what resulted.
The first hammer has a walnut handle and purpleheart face. The second uses jatoba for both and the third has an oak handle with purpleheart face. I coated the faces with CA glue on the lathe to seal the grain and hopefully give some longevity to the parts. The handles are finished with BLO. All 3 handles are attached with wedged tenons that were filed/sanded flush to the top of the head as seen in the 5th picture.
The final picture shows the sweet little smoothing plane that Mosquito made for me that spawned this hammer-making journey. That plane is a sweet, sweet tool!
Thanks for looking, and comments and questions are always welcome!
-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!