Hammer Time

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Project by rdwile posted 08-31-2012 03:16 PM 2600 views 9 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Made a few plane hammers for gifts for some friends. I had a machinist friend make the brass heads for me and I turned the handles from a few different sticks I had laying around: The handles are curly maple, walnut burl, curly ash, Brazilian rosewood!!, ash and cherry. The wooden hammer tips are threaded on and are made from desert iron wood.

I needed only a few but my machinist made me a dozen, not sure what I am going to do with that many hammers…

This was a fun project and each one has little subtleties which make it unique.

-- Richard D. Wile,

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Jim Rowe

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#1 posted 08-31-2012 03:58 PM

These look really neat and practical. I could use one myself. I’m sure that local LJ’s will take them off your hands (for a small fee?).

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#2 posted 08-31-2012 06:13 PM

Very nice hammers !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#3 posted 08-31-2012 06:28 PM

Very nice. I second on taking one off your hands. If you want to de-clutter, just PM me.

-- -Sam - FL- "A man who carries a cat by the tail learns somthing he can in no other way" -Mark Twain

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#4 posted 08-31-2012 07:58 PM

Can I be your friend? HA, really nice job, your friends should be proud.


-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#5 posted 09-06-2012 09:23 PM

Beautiful Hammers… I love home made tools….

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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Caleb James

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#6 posted 01-04-2013 03:14 AM

What is the diameter of the brass? I think I will make one like this. I have some 9/16” brass rod in the shop. Seems like 3/4” would be better though.


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#7 posted 01-11-2013 02:09 AM

These are 5/8” diameter brass rod, that’s plenty for a plane hammer. Good luck!

-- Richard D. Wile,

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