I found this tack (its actuially a cabinet makers) hammer head in the bin, it originally looked like somebody had attempted to repair it and gave up,... tossing it.
I thought it was a worthwhile save so rescued it.
I went shopping for a handle but found none suitable
So I decided to make my own handle.
I used a piece of Jarrah hardwood to do the job.
Then the linisher to prepare the shape
Once I had the rough shape done I fitted up the head
What I didn’t know was which way around it should fit on the handle, and after checking it I found a 12 cast into the head, assuming you would want to see this number I decided it should face out.
As it fitted up well next came the wedge.
All looked good so I gave it a final sand and polished up the metal to return it to its former glory.
Why would you even bother to buy a handle !
Note; whats the wood working book doing there? well I was making a prototype end for the Japanese table and wanted to see if I had the capability to do it
-- Regards Robert