|Project by BTKS||posted 12-31-2010 09:55 PM||1340 views||3 times favorited||9 comments|
This was a project of necessity. I was looking for a cheap brass hammer in my local community and could not find a brass or copper hammer let alone a cheap one. I wanted it to adjust planes, etc. I went home and decided a small wood mallet would do the same thing and grabbed some scrap 3/4 or 7/8 oak. I oriented the center layer so the grain was vertical to help wear and expose the quarter sawn flecks on top. I turned out the head and handle in a few minutes. After some thought, I went and found some scrap leather in the horse tack and used Gorilla glue to attach the leather to the end grain. Worked great, so far! I was just off center when I cut the handle for the wedge.
The taper on one end was just in case I needed to get in closer. I’ve whacked some finished wood and unfinished pretty hard and no damage. I may use it for light assembly too. Overall a fun, quick little project.
Thanks for looking, BTKS
Oh, finish is just Boiled Linseed Oil on all surfaces, including the leather.
-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)