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Project by kiefer posted 07-30-2014 11:42 PM 5252 views 8 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Since I am starting to work with hot hide glue to do some veneering I thought I better get myself a veneer hammer but after looking at the prices and shipping I decided to make one .
During the design I came up with this idea of putting the grip at a slight angle to the blade and the handle at a slight angle also in the opposite direction .
The reason for this is to be able to keep my left wrist straight and my right arm in a position where it can move straight back past my body .
The hammer has a copper tip made up of two layers with the outer one easy to be replaced if ever necessary .
I used some jatoba for the head and hickory and birch for the handle with a couple of pieces of walnut for the end and grip section .
I like the feel and the way I can pull and push it without any discomfort so now on to a veneer project and give it a workout and get it full of glue and see how long it will stay looking like this .LOL
Another shop made tool that was a lot of fun to build and design and keep my sanity .


BTW: Thanks Paul/Shipwright for getting me interested in hot hide glue .

-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 07-30-2014 11:52 PM

Great looking veneer hammer, Klaus. You always go beyond functional and make it artistic, as well.

-- jbschutz

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#2 posted 07-30-2014 11:52 PM

Awesome, Awesome.

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

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#3 posted 07-30-2014 11:57 PM

Thanks John
Just trying to keep down the aches and paynes with a little ergonomic design .

Thanks Madts
Glad you like it .

-- Kiefer

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#4 posted 07-31-2014 12:10 AM

Very pretty Klaus.
It will get the job done in style and don’t worry about the glue. ..........
It will wipe off with hot water. :-)

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

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#5 posted 07-31-2014 12:17 AM

ergonomic and quite stylish! A great looking veneer hammer with which you will undoubtedly create some awesome projects.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#6 posted 07-31-2014 12:49 AM

Well it is certainly a thing of beauty to look at. Very nice job

-- David, Norwood Mass, [email protected]

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#7 posted 07-31-2014 02:05 AM

I am not familiar with a veneer hammer, but just looking at it makes me say it’s a beauty. It looks like it was made for a specific job and will serve you well. Creative work there Klaus.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#8 posted 07-31-2014 04:18 AM

Another beautiful tool of yours! It always makes me cringe just thinking of using those pretties you make. Good and thoughtful design as usual too!

-- - Nathan H., Iowa

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#9 posted 07-31-2014 07:59 AM

I’m sure you will enjoy hammer veneering Klaus, especially with this beauty!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 07-31-2014 09:43 AM

Wow what a nice tool. Enjoy!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#11 posted 07-31-2014 01:24 PM

WOW! That is awesome. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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woodshaver Tony C

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#12 posted 07-31-2014 04:35 PM

What a handsome hammer! A work of art and functional too! Fantastic job Kiefer!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#13 posted 07-31-2014 06:31 PM

Great design and as usual amazing craftsmanship, let us know how it works

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#14 posted 07-31-2014 09:32 PM

A really hansome tool which should be around for years .Also a great hierloom for your children and grandchildren to inherit too.I might borrow your idea and have a bash at it myself as I have actually made a good few mallets and hammers myself over the years but your design puts my humble efforts into the HF basement bin category LOL Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#15 posted 07-31-2014 10:59 PM

Great looking and cool design.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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