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Oak, Teak & Brass hammer

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Project by MikeB_UK posted 06-05-2018 08:08 AM 1160 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Needed a new Plane adjustment mallet and, with the hammer swap being on, decided this was as good a time as any to try my hand.

Started with some Oak, Teak and brass.

Bit of sawing later and I have the beginings of a hammer.

Cut out some space for the 1/2” brass plate to give a bit of extra weight and some durability for the strike faces.

Add some teak trim and shape with the spokeshave.

Bit of final sanding

Varnish and we are good to go, has a good balance to it.

Hand tools only as usual.

As always feel free to comment, criticise and give any advice :)

-- If I say I'll fix something around the house I will, there is no use nagging about it every 6 months.





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therealSteveN

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#1 posted 06-05-2018 08:35 AM

Excellent pic post, nice build. Looks substantial.

Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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Dave Polaschek

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#2 posted 06-05-2018 11:04 AM

Looks like that’ll do the job. And you’re finished in plenty of time! ;-)

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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HokieKen

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#3 posted 06-05-2018 01:16 PM

Nice work Mike! You’re swap-ready now ;-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 06-05-2018 01:25 PM

This is a nice shop made tool. Congratulations.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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AJ1104

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#5 posted 06-06-2018 12:44 AM

Wow. Really nice build. Great job. !

-- AJ

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woodbutcherbynight

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#6 posted 06-06-2018 02:08 AM

Nice looking hammer.

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

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MikeB_UK

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#7 posted 06-08-2018 08:55 AM

Cheers all :)

-- If I say I'll fix something around the house I will, there is no use nagging about it every 6 months.

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ChristopherJames

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#8 posted 09-12-2018 09:26 AM

You should really be doing this for all your other tools in storage I reckon! It’s amazing how the guys in this forum can make replacing a handle off some old tool in storage become a piece of art like this! That’s what I really love about trawling these posts – you really something amazing that you wouldn’t have thought about doing yourself if you didn’t see someone else’s brilliant idea to fix up an every day item from the house.

-- Christopher James: http://supercheapselfstorage.com.au/facilities/brisbane/north-brisbane/

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