Quick small hammer

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Project by Greg D posted 05-03-2013 06:04 PM 2221 views 16 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Small hammer made from 1/2 brass tee, maple & cherry. Sealed with some tung oil. Its the perfect size and weight. As usual Thanks for looking!

-- Greg D, Cen. CA, "Keep it on the Level, Do it Right the First Time!"

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#1 posted 05-03-2013 06:06 PM

now that is a nice looking hammer. great application of plumbing parts. it gives it the antique look.

-- Wood is a zen like experiance.

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#2 posted 05-03-2013 06:40 PM

That is slick. I hate plumbing, but I think I’ll try this, can use it for a wooden plane adjuster. Thanks.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#3 posted 05-03-2013 06:40 PM

Neat hammer…... Home built tools are the best

-- Ray,Iowa

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#4 posted 05-03-2013 06:52 PM

Is the tee in the 3rd photo the same as the finished one in photo 1. The tee in photo 3 says 1/2 inch on it. Either way it’s a great job. Maybe need one of each!

-- Dennis, WV

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Greg D

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#5 posted 05-03-2013 06:58 PM

Your right Dennis, its a 1/2 tee. Had a 3/4 one in my hand. Duh! Thanks for looking LJ’s

-- Greg D, Cen. CA, "Keep it on the Level, Do it Right the First Time!"

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#6 posted 05-03-2013 07:22 PM

Fantastic way to add weight to a wooden hammer….looks perfect for a plane adjuster as Oldtool said!

-- Steve

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#7 posted 05-03-2013 07:25 PM

Very nice

-- Todd

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#8 posted 05-03-2013 08:11 PM

Cool :)

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#9 posted 05-03-2013 08:19 PM

What a cool idea! A great reason to visit the plumbing section next time out.

-- Béla, Memphis TN

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#10 posted 05-03-2013 09:48 PM

How to did you affix the wood to the metal? In other works, can you describe your fastening method?
I think that is such a great idea but I may be concerned that it will come apart too easily – I guess that is cause I don’t understand enough of how you put it together.

-- Don't try to figure it out... just turn it.

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Greg D

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#11 posted 05-03-2013 10:12 PM

@Genuine Geek – There are two ways to attach the wood to the tee. The preferred way it to cut a tenon like my pic shows then thread it. It will fit like a glove & be replaceable. The other way is to cut the tenon, apply epoxy & press them together. They both work, its your preference. Its a little tedious to thread it correctly. The fittings are around $8 if purchased. I got mine from a job site.

Good luck!

-- Greg D, Cen. CA, "Keep it on the Level, Do it Right the First Time!"

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#12 posted 05-04-2013 12:30 AM

Now that is a neat way to make a hammer!!
Being brass, that head could be sanded smooth and buffed to nice shine, too!! Great idea!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#13 posted 05-04-2013 02:04 AM

Nice hammer, shop built tools are always the best. Gives the maker a personal satisfaction.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#14 posted 05-04-2013 02:05 AM

Thats cool. Good idea, and very useful.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch

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Greg D

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#15 posted 05-04-2013 02:23 AM

This is why I’m a wood worker. Thanks LJ’s! We stick together and share our wisdom. Just think how many other combanations there are for this, different wood, size & like Jim said you can Polish the fitting to even more personalized it. Shop built tools are definitely the best.

-- Greg D, Cen. CA, "Keep it on the Level, Do it Right the First Time!"

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