Twin Veneer Hammers

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Project by Luke Addington posted 06-22-2015 06:58 PM 1433 views 7 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Before my trip to The American School of French Marquetry I made a pair of twin veneer hammers for Patrick Edwards and Patrice Lejeune as a gift. I've made this design before, but added a brass ring around the tenon this time. The handle is again modeled after an antique French scraper handle. The wood is rescued Gabon Ebony and the finish is Shellac.

I’m not quite sure how to upload videos here, so here is video #1 and video #2 on making the brass ring.

Here are a few extra photos:

I sanded the ebony up to 2,000 grit. Unnecessary, but fun.

Here are the hammers before applying shellac.

Extra hammer photo.

And here I am with Patrick (right) & Patrice (left)!

Thank you both for everything this past week, it was incredible! As an aside, I highly recommend attending The American School of French Marquetry – every minute there is worth an ounce of gold.

-- Luke,

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Jim Rowe

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#1 posted 06-22-2015 08:15 PM

They look superb and I’m sure they were very much appreciated by Patrick and Patrice. You are so lucky to have been able to attend one of their programmes.

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#2 posted 06-22-2015 08:51 PM

Thank you Jim! The program was incredible – can’t recommend it highly enough.

-- Luke,

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#3 posted 06-22-2015 09:45 PM

Those are beautiful. A great gift for your teachers Luke.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 06-22-2015 09:54 PM

Proficiat Luke ,very beautiful hammers!

-- Filip Le Marqueteur

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#5 posted 06-22-2015 11:56 PM

Very nice Luke. You are a spoiling those guys.
+1 on the recommendation for ASFM. It’s worth every dime.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#6 posted 06-23-2015 02:09 AM

These look seriously fancy. Very nice work!

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#7 posted 06-23-2015 02:20 AM

Sweet looking. Gorgeous…

-- Jeff NJ

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#8 posted 06-23-2015 02:26 AM

Thank you everyone!

-- Luke,

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#9 posted 05-18-2016 12:51 AM

I’m envious!! But hey I took your advice and took the time to attend the American School of French Marquetry. I loved it. I am planning on another week in San Diego this June.

-- ~ Guy Woodward, Pflugerville Texas

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#10 posted 12-02-2017 12:13 PM

This is a beautiful pair of shop made tools. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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