Koa and red/purple/yellow heart 5lb sledge

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Project by Tappar posted 11-18-2015 12:33 AM 1573 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Koa and red/purple/yellow heart 5lb sledge
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When I find a broken/rusty/old/damaged tool I have a hard time passing it by, I usually bring it home and it gets stashed in some corner of the garage. This particular hammer head was found with a broken rubber mallet which I also put way too much time and energy into (Did the video a long time ago for that one

Along this same ‘found’ theme the koa wood I use in this video was grabbed from the trash outside a workshop in Hawaii a few years ago. I decided to fill voids in the joinery the guy was doing with some of the purple/red/yellow yeart woods to make it solid. I wanted to be able to use this when I was done without worrying about ruining the koa wood so I welded on some ‘smash plates’ to the front and back for any errant blows to bounce off of. I originally wasn’t thinking of doing the filework on the handle, but started playing and got carried away.

I was really happy with how this one turned out, the wood just glows in person. It wasn’t anything like I was expecting but that’s a lot of the fun :)


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#1 posted 11-18-2015 02:34 AM


-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#2 posted 11-18-2015 09:25 AM

Very nice….

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

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