|Project by maddawg308||posted 08-30-2011 06:33 PM||1336 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
I know it’s not much, but I’m new here, I have some basic wood tools but time, space and money are limited now being 18 months unemployed.
Anyways, found a $1 dollar lonely hammer head at the local flea market. It was broken off with the wood part still in it. I believe it was a bricklayer’s hammer in a previous life, no markings except for “7” on the side of the head. Replaced the handle with Western hickory, LONG handle I think it was for a rubber mallet. Some shaping of the handle to fit the steel hammer head and viola. Finished the handle with some maple stain and poly finish.
The head was rusty and covered in a thin coating of concrete, took a lot of Dremel sanding discs to remove. There was a little red paint originally under the concrete, so I repainted it with similar color lacquer I had laying around. Makes a nice little finishing hammer, I like the long length with a light head, much easier to do moulding or baseboards with this than a regular carpenter’s hammer.
-- Plank says: "If you're a little board, might as well get hammered!"