Hammer restoration

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Blog entry by Blake Haskins posted 03-03-2017 12:49 AM 1169 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In this video I Made a hammer from a rusty little hammer head I got for free from a flea market, the handle is sapele /mahogany and I think it turned out quite nice.

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#1 posted 03-03-2017 01:38 AM

Looks like a low angle block plane to me. The larger one looks like a Stanley #5 or similar. More of a Jack plane than a jointer, not that you couldn’t joint a board with it if you needed to.

Nice job restoring the hammer, it looks really good. It’s intended use was for hammering in tacks. The skinny end is magnetic, you stick a tacks head on it, swing the hammer to start the tack, then turn the hammer and finish pounding the tack in with a blow or two from the larger end.

-- Ted

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#2 posted 03-03-2017 12:07 PM

Nice work !! Safety note…. Lower the upper guide on your bandsaw !!!!

-- Pat / Colorado

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#3 posted 03-04-2017 12:09 AM

Nice work !! Safety note…. Lower the upper guide on your bandsaw !!!!


ah, yes nice catch, must have overlooked it

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#4 posted 03-04-2017 01:21 AM

Good project. Time well spent. PJKS is right, too. Good work with the video production too.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#5 posted 03-04-2017 04:28 PM

Nice job on the handle. Looks almost original.
As far as safety you should wear shoes in the shop.

-- Jay Mansdorf

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#6 posted 03-06-2017 12:14 AM

Nice video—and nice save of that old hammerhead!

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

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