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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!"
May 03, 2013
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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
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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
#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
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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 http://vaughtwoodworks.wordpress.com
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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.
#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.
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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." http://www.cajunpen.com/
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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
#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.
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