assembly hammer from scraps

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Project by tchaser posted 01-07-2012 04:00 AM 1714 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am always looking for a hammer to tap stuff together and I have all these oak scraps laying around. Why don’t I make one, this is fairly decent size with a striking face about 3×4 and is made of white and red oak with the handle made of red oak. The face is beveled and the handle is 1 1/4” rounded over that I made into a dowel to fit in the round hole that I drilled for using a 3/4” round over bit. It has good heft and is easily spotted laying around which for some reason i cant ever seem to find the other ones i have this one stands out. My wife made a comment about Thor if he were a wood worker.

-- bad projects make good firewood

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#1 posted 01-07-2012 04:24 AM

You ought to get a bang out of that. good job.

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#2 posted 01-07-2012 05:04 AM

Hammer of the Gods. Engrave it on the side. That would be…..AWESOME.

-- "It's not a mistake. It's a design feature."

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#3 posted 01-07-2012 07:23 AM

DO IT haha.

-- nate.

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#4 posted 01-07-2012 07:52 AM

That mallet will serve you well for years to come.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#5 posted 01-08-2012 03:36 AM

They are handy. I made one from SYP scraps, one side has an angle to the face.

-- Rick M,

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