Another quick restore

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Project by JCamp posted 07-24-2017 12:55 PM 953 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I stopped by a local pawn shop last week. I always go in and check out their knife selection. I was walking past a tool bin and a rusty old ball peen hammer head caught my eye. I’d been wanting another one so I grab it out of the pile. It didn’t have a price so after looking around I went and asked the cashier how much. She said $1 but we are having a 20% off sale so 80 cents is the total. I was pretty happy with that so I went home an broke out the grinder I’d restored a few weeks back an went to cleaning it up. Shined up nice after a few minutes on the wire wheel. It gives off a foreign vibe since there’s no name or any markings on it but at least I saved it from the landfill
For the handle I dug around in my tool box an found a old wood handle that I’d taken off a hatchet I restored a while back. It wasn’t in good condition. The top part that holds the head was cracked and the handle just looked wore out I decided to take the chance. I glued up the cracked part and after it dried I went to work scraping the handle down. I probably took a eighth inch off each side to get it to look good An feel right. After that I finished with 2 coats of BLO
All n all I’m happy to have another ball peen hammer. I’m sure it ain’t valuable or a collector but for 80cents it’ll work good for me and I like taking junk stuff and making it useable again anyway

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#1 posted 07-24-2017 01:01 PM

Here’s a few more pics of it before

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#2 posted 07-25-2017 01:52 AM

Nice work, probably better than what you can get new nowadays.

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