|Project by mafe||posted 03-10-2011 11:50 AM||3127 views||2 times favorited||25 comments|
Sweet little MsDebbie – Hammer post
re-handle and then again…
It sounds like a old classic ‘Sweet little MsDebbie’, and in a way it is.
Few days ago I was having a off day, so as so often I looked at LJ and ended in the mid of a argument there, so I followed the old lesson to count to a million or so before you reply (some people can learn from this, I’m one). So off to the workshop, since I was not so fine I needed a small thing, something that could be done quick and clean, so I decided to re-handle a old hammer that had only a stick for handle.
So spin the lathe and a new handle was born, mounted it and voila! I hated it… It did not at all suit this sweet little French hammerhead. So what do you do? Back up, lunch and answer at LJ, here it seemed I was more in tune, so some fellow LJ’s reply in a wonderful way and I think there were peace love and harmony.
So when recovered, I was ready to give it a new try, this time I listen to the head, not mine as before, this time to the anatomy of the little sweet hammerhead. And the new handle came to life all by itself then.
Then after this half a hour, I came up, and found a wonderful mail from our LJ MsDebbieP, it was full of kindness and I had a big wonderful smile on my face after.
So what would be more natural than to call this wonderful little charming hammer; MsDebbie?
(I have double checked with her, and she said ok).
MaFe you talking head, back to the hammer:
Here we go:
1. The hammer, nice curves, vintage but new, and beautiful again.
2. Killing the first attempt, that I did not like, and in the back the fresh from the lathe made new handle.
3. Fitting the turned handle, and adding shoulders to it.
4. Wedges in contrast wood.
5. New girl in town!.
6. A French woman meets a American guy.
Here you find the blog: http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/21891
Just before I finish the blog I will take the chance to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY MsDebbie, since a fery whispered in my ear that this is today!
Hope it can be to some inspiration,
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.