Dad's Hammer

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Project by xcuse4tools2 posted 10-30-2018 08:58 PM 1056 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Signed up for a dovetail workshop. I had used the tite brass hammer from Glen Drake. The workshop recommended a wood mallet, looked online and found a design that basically laminates the head around the handle then use wedges to hold handle in place. Head is from hard maple, handle is lacewood. Kid’s refer to this as Dad’s Hammer (as opposed to Thor’s) – too many Marvel movies perhaps. Design worked out well, still like the brass mallet for most chisel work but this works well too.

-- He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose - Jim Elliot

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#1 posted 10-30-2018 09:51 PM

Yeah, I pay more attention to the placement of the chisel, if I was swinging that monster at the back end of a chisel, I’d likely smash my hand. I have the big Tite Hammer, Kevin made a great design there, it’s been copied enough anyhow.

That said, there are times a WHAMMER is needed, and you have one now. Looks good too.

Thanks for posting.

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#2 posted 10-31-2018 03:01 AM

Nice work, because sometimes you just need a big freakin hammer!

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#3 posted 10-31-2018 01:28 PM

There is no such thing as to many Marvel movies

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#4 posted 10-31-2018 07:53 PM

Good job on the building of the hammer….It should serve you well in the coming years….Looks good….!!

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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