|Project by woodcut||posted 02-28-2017 12:27 AM||444 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
I need a veneer hammer in the near future and remembered Luke Addington’s version (it was in ‘My Favorites’ since day one). I decided to try my hand at copying his, except with walnut instead of ebony.
I kept the handle on the lathe as long as possible throughout the finishing process, paste filler, walnut stain, and about 20 coats of wipe-on poly. The hammer ‘head’ was cut out with a scroll saw after chopping the mortise, three passes over the table saw created the groove for the brass, and then tapered with a block plane and rasps. Sanding through the grits gave it the surface I was looking for.
Much easier than I anticipated and I am very pleased with the finished result. If I can make this, you can too !
I can’t wait to try it out !
-- Carl, Iowa