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Sweet little MsDebbie - (Hammer) post

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Project by mafe posted 03-10-2011 11:50 AM 2424 views 2 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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,

Best thoughts,

MaFe

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.





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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 03-10-2011 11:59 AM

aaaaaaw what a WONDERFUL birthday present – the honour of having a hammer named after you :)
Thank you Mafe.

And the hammer handle is lovely.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#2 posted 03-10-2011 12:29 PM

I must admit MsDebbie, you are the only woman I know with a hammer named for her! Since you are honored, I am certainly happy for your honor and for Mads for creating the MsDebbie ;-)) I don’t think I’ll ask if this will be a catalog item or stricly custom made.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Sodabowski

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#3 posted 03-10-2011 01:05 PM

:)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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tdv

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#4 posted 03-10-2011 01:14 PM

Happy Birthday Debbie & if you celebrate tonight don’t get hammered (Yorkshire term for getting drunk)lol
Best wishes
Trevor
Nice one Mads

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 03-10-2011 01:54 PM

Mafe, this is a really nice post. I can not think of a more heart warming gesture than to name a project after Debbie.

And, of course, let me add my congrats to Deb as well. As I have said before, for most of us, after #21, birthdays seem to lose their appeal but today is still her special day nonetheless and I wish her nothing but the best. Happy birthday Debbie.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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MsDebbieP

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#6 posted 03-10-2011 02:24 PM

“don’t get hammered” – that’s funny!! :)
Thanks for all the well-wishes. “21” was a long time ago, but birthdays are still special.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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ratchet

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#7 posted 03-10-2011 02:52 PM

Good story, good refurb. Thanks for posting.

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Bertha

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#8 posted 03-10-2011 02:57 PM

What an honor. I’m sure the honor will be cherished in both directions. I have often wanted to collect hammers but worried it was a bit odd. Now after seeing your collection, I feel like I have the license to begin collecting. So, my collection will begin from your encouragement.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#9 posted 03-10-2011 03:07 PM

As a friend of mine would say….. “Big Smiles”

Very cool & meaningful project Mads…. Thanks my friend for sharing…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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reedwood

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#10 posted 03-10-2011 03:46 PM

Mafe,
Great post. Very cool little hammer.
I have this old rusty 13 oz. hammer head soaking in oil to be refurbished because of you.

I never thought much of the old rusty relic but I just couldn’t throw it away out of respect.

Silly I know, but 15 years later, there it is, dripping in oil, smiling up at me. Asking me what kind of wood I’ll use for the handle. Does your little hammer talk to you too?

Normally, I would just buy a handle but you have inspired me to turn one, which would be a first.

Thank you for being you.

And a big Barky Birthday to MsDebbie!

-- Mark - I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#11 posted 03-10-2011 04:14 PM

Purpleheart should look good on refurb light weignt hammer.

I neglected MsDeb’s Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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MsDebbieP

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#12 posted 03-10-2011 04:33 PM

ooh party hats too!! :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#13 posted 03-10-2011 05:00 PM

Wonderful little handle for the hammer, not real sure what the hammer is used for, but it does look nice
and comfortable in your hand. Happy Birthday MsDebbie. Reedwood, that dog looks way to happy, it
must trying to spoil you rotten. Thank you for sharing your hammer and story with us Mafe, and as usual
starting a lot of big smiles and happiness growing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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steliart

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#14 posted 03-10-2011 05:41 PM

I love your tools and what you do with them

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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#15 posted 03-10-2011 08:39 PM

Helo Mafe

In your shop you have a lot of tools with a beautiful history. I’m sure that You love your tools.
It’s like flowers, if you love them they love you

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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