Addington Hammer

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Project by woodcut posted 02-28-2017 12:27 AM 1061 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I need a veneer hammer in the near future and remembered Luke Addington’s version (it was in ‘My Favorites’ since day one). I decided to try my hand at copying his, except with walnut instead of ebony.

I kept the handle on the lathe as long as possible throughout the finishing process, paste filler, walnut stain, and about 20 coats of wipe-on poly. The hammer ‘head’ was cut out with a scroll saw after chopping the mortise, three passes over the table saw created the groove for the brass, and then tapered with a block plane and rasps. Sanding through the grits gave it the surface I was looking for.

Much easier than I anticipated and I am very pleased with the finished result. If I can make this, you can too !
I can’t wait to try it out !

-- Carl, Iowa

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#1 posted 02-28-2017 01:09 AM

Nicely done.

-- Jeff NJ

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#2 posted 02-28-2017 01:47 AM

Looks great Carl, I hope you’ll enjoy using it over the years to come!

-- Luke,

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#3 posted 02-28-2017 02:29 PM

Looks well made, I have never heard of such a thing and have no idea how to use one.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#4 posted 02-28-2017 07:22 PM

That is a beautiful shop built mallet. You did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 03-01-2017 04:00 PM

Beautiful tool.
Fine work.
Best thoughts,

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

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