|Project by bandit571||posted 04-22-2011 06:43 AM||1445 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
I had a couple hammer heads that needed new handles. Couldn’t find the right ones in a store. An old lathe chisel was trimmed down, by hand, into a new handle for the “Cobbler’s Hammer”. A block plane, a spokeshave, and even a chisel were used. The rubber mallet also needed a new handle. It’s old one was now in another hammer. An old wood dowel ( from a quilt rack that fell apart) was cut down, re-shaped, and fitted to the rubber head. Again, just a few hand tools were used. A belt from a belt sander was used to finish things up, and add a texture for better grip. Neither is designed for heavy hitting, so these lightweight handles will do just fine. The center hammer is a “normal 16 oz hammer, placed to so the sizes of the “new” hammers.
-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use