|Project by FoolsLairWoodworks||posted 02-21-2011 12:53 AM||1248 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
I made these two brass hammers in 2008. One head was made from one inch square stock, the other from a brass bolt that was about two inches diameter. The bolt was severely corroded and it took forever to file it down past the threads. It is now 1.5 inches on the large end. It tapers to about one inch on the other end.The round one is about twice the weight of the square one. The handles are about 10 inches long and turned from walnut. I used a through tenon and wedged it with a small piece of the brass that was cut off the square head.
I use these quite often for a variety of things. I have made two others that I gave as gifts that were like the square one. Before I made these, I had checked the prices of brass hammers and said “oooowwww”. I quickly remembered the scrap brass I had stashed back in all that junk I have. Besides, I think these look better than the ones I saw for sale.
-- Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose, Refurbish.... Yeah, I run one of the local No Kill Wood Shelters. Thanks, Jim Root, Bolivar MO