Epic Failure

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Blog entry by madts posted 03-02-2017 09:55 PM 1351 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I posted this project some time ago, and this beautiful hammer bit the dust. Not from overuse ,but from my missteps during construction.

As you can see the head broke off where thee handle attached to the head. Two reasons for this. The two pieces of cherry were not as straight grained as they should have been. Secondly the spacer piece with the half-round in it .was too short. I think it should have been extended at least 1” from the hammer head.

So back to the shop and try again. It was a nice hammer with very little rebound comming through the handle.


-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#1 posted 03-02-2017 10:14 PM

That is too bad and I hate to see it happen to you.
I would suggest you make a new one right away as you will miss it a lot .
Use hickory and laminate it as I did in my original design and you can also look up the blog I did to refresh your memory here .

-- Kiefer

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Tim Dahn

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#2 posted 03-03-2017 02:55 AM


Cut it off flush, drill it and add another handle

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#3 posted 03-03-2017 07:19 PM

Shit happens.
That’s just a chance to make a new. ;-)
I agree with your points, especiallay the grain direction.
Thanks for sharing the mistakes also, this is where we really learn.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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