Hammer v 2.0

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Project by jase posted 09-04-2016 03:43 AM 1140 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So the goal here wasn’t to build a real hammer, but a going away gift. I used pine an lauan as they were all I had available. Starting with the head i connected the faces to the hammer with a wooden dowel, which also helped the strength slightly. I then cut some scrap 2×4 pine into 1/4” thick strips, 1” wide and used them to contrast the head o the hammer. For the handle i thought about using 1 solid piece of wood, but the colors could be amped up by clamping pieces together. So I put pine in the middle and thin strips of lauan on the outsides. Lathed the final piece with about a 5” grip, and the overall length is 13” long. Again I used a dowel to help line everything up. I used aerosol lacquer on the hammer, but it was still missing more. I went to the store and found….satin finished shower curtains that were just a hair smaller than the 1” pine. I bought the pack for 8 dollars, cut off the pieces I wanted and the end piece turned out great!

I was looking for some fur that i wanted to tie around 2 places on the handle, but couldn’t find any. I’m pretty satisfied.

Bus fare to wood shop- $14
Wood – $20
Paint – $4
Curtain – $8

-- 'If you got any, you got plenty'

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#1 posted 09-04-2016 12:06 PM

It totally looks cool. Great design. It will make a nice gift.

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

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#2 posted 09-04-2016 12:16 PM

Nice hammer.

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

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#3 posted 09-04-2016 08:31 PM

OOOOOoooooooooo…....... Very fancy mallet!!
you put some nice design and work into that one!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 09-05-2016 08:44 AM

Great work! Thor would be very jealous. Nice details and shape.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 09-06-2016 03:43 PM

Thanks everybody!

-- 'If you got any, you got plenty'

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#6 posted 09-07-2016 01:47 AM

Nice job!

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