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Project by woodify posted 587 days ago 1761 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I crafted 14 hammers (Pat) and screwdrivers (Turner) for a Handy Manny themed birthday party to go with tools belts my Wife made. The kids will be painting their tools so I left them unfinished.

The hammer heads are 3” cut from a 2×2 with a 3/4”dowel for a handle. I clamped a stop block on the drill press, drilled 3/4” deep, added some glue and hammered in the dowel.

The screwdriver handles are 1” dowel 3” long with 5/8” dowel drilled and glued in place. I cut the flat heads on the band saw. The 5/8” dowels are 3 1/4” long set in the handle 3/4”. I made a jig out of 1/2 plywood to mark the dowel centres and to hold the dowel on the drill press.

I sanded down the edges and corners.

-- Woodify ~~ http://woodified.blogspot.ca/





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 587 days ago

You have been very busy.

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SeanEverett

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#2 posted 587 days ago

The kids will love em!

-- People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately sees results.- Albert Einstein

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 587 days ago

Looks good. Certainly nothing can go wrong with a group of children with hammers :-)

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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JoeinDE

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#4 posted 586 days ago

This is a great idea for a themed birthday. I may end up stealing your idea.

-- A bad craftsmen blames his cheap #$%ing tools

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becikeja

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#5 posted 586 days ago

This is awesome. Great Job

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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John Lowell

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#6 posted 586 days ago

Just thinking about the size of the screws for the screwdrivers – they will be building big!

-- Trying, but lots to learn.....

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JoeinGa

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#7 posted 586 days ago

Great idea! (C’mon, admit it. Your wife thought this up, didnt she:-)
The kids are gonna love it!

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Tjcorey

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#8 posted 586 days ago

Really nice idea, and a nice thing for you to do. You’ll inspire at least one kid to appreciate tools and making things.

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bonobo

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#9 posted 586 days ago

Those turned out nice! I did a ton of storyboards on that show.

-- “The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.” ― Mark Twain

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twokidsnosleep

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#10 posted 585 days ago

What a great dad
Any pics of the tool belts??
Sweet job!!

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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