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Blog entry by shipwright posted 01-18-2015 12:30 AM 2571 reads 1 time favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A couple of weeks ago I got an unexpected package in the mail from my good friend Klaus (aka kiefer). Inside was a hand made veneer hammer with his signature open pattern handle. It is very well designed especially when you know he hasn’t done any hammer veneering.

It features an offset handle which will be an advantage on larger jobs where both hands are on the hammer, a comfortable rounded head which works very well to get big pressure down on small projects using only one hand, and a smooth thin copper edge for applying maximum force. Best of all he inlaid a Canadian dime on each side of the handle featuring the Bluenose because he knows I’m a sailor.

I finally got to put it to use last week and it performed with flying colors. It was easy to use, comfortable to hold, and easy to clean up.

Here is a little video to show how well it worked.

http://youtu.be/DRB_ImQqipw

Thanks Klaus. Even though it seems too pretty to use, it works too well not to.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/



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Sodabowski

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#1 posted 01-18-2015 12:34 AM

The right tool for the job – with style!

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#2 posted 01-18-2015 12:38 AM

a beautiful handmade tool , i always love to see gifts given to friends on jocks…and i know it will be used with a grateful heart…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 01-18-2015 12:58 AM

I wondered what Klaus was doing! What he does best! Your work deserves the Cadillac of tools and now you have another!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 01-18-2015 01:25 AM

Beautiful tool…great gift!!

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#5 posted 01-18-2015 02:24 AM

What a treasure!

Tom

-- “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” Pablo Picasso

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#6 posted 01-18-2015 03:36 AM

That’s cool!

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#7 posted 01-18-2015 04:26 AM

Looks great Paul. Interesting design. Hope that you get many years of good use out out it.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#8 posted 01-18-2015 07:32 AM

awesome tool, Mr.P! Great work, Kiefer as always :)

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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#9 posted 01-18-2015 09:11 AM

Beautiful and practical, much like everything else Klaus makes. I also liked the idea of using plating instead of a solid piece and I may well copy that feature sometime in the future.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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SPalm

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#10 posted 01-18-2015 01:36 PM

Sweet.
I wonder if the copper does not allow the extra glue to stick. Or if that is a potential problem.

Yay Klaus,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Roger

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#11 posted 01-18-2015 02:46 PM

Very nice all the way around. Don’t hit your finger with that one Paul. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#12 posted 01-18-2015 03:28 PM

The bluenose dimes are a great touch. Thanks for sharing he video, Paul.

-- God bless, Candy

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#13 posted 01-18-2015 04:46 PM

A super gift that not only is a cool pretty design but a great tool.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#14 posted 01-18-2015 07:14 PM

Man that’s an amazing looking hammer! Thanks for sharing the video!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#15 posted 01-18-2015 07:49 PM

Congrats on such a great gift, it does look very well made and thought out

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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