|Project by Jim Rowe||posted 03-28-2013 05:11 PM||1800 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
I try to use hide glue whenever possible for the many benefits it has – strength, durability, reversibility, and because I like using it. When making small veneered lid inserts a regular sized veneer hammer can be rather unwieldy so I made a smaller Mini Veneer Hammer that I think is more practical for small projects when you need to “hammer” a piece of veneer on to a substrate. The one I made measures 21/4 inches square by about 1 inch thick. The brass insert is 1/8th of an inch thick. I used an offcut piece of Australian Jarrah for the body and a piece of brass I found in a drawer for the blade.
It’s very comfortable to use and does what is expected of it.
Any comments or questions appreciated.
-- It always looks better when it's finished!