Little Brass Hammer

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Project by Peteybadboy posted 11-06-2020 09:28 PM 1006 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw a post of a brass hammer made from a brass plumbing fitting. Someone posted you can buy a brass head from Penn State Industries. So I looked it up 12.95 for that hammer head kit. Good deal I thought, so I bought it and turned the handle from some walnut scrap I had. One coat of BLO so far. The kit includes a threaded rod, drill a 1/2 hold and epoxy the threaded rod in the handle and finish off the turning that fits your hand. Hammer is about 10” long.

-- Petey

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#1 posted 11-06-2020 09:39 PM

That looks pretty solid, Petey. What do you plan on using it for?

-- WWBBJ: It is better to be interesting and wrong, than boring and right.

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#2 posted 11-06-2020 09:50 PM

Hey wildwood, I think detail work with chisels. Better than my 20 oz claw hammer I thought.

-- Petey

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#3 posted 11-06-2020 10:42 PM

Hey wildwood, I think detail work with chisels. Better than my 20 oz claw hammer I thought.

- Peteybadboy

That made me laugh out loud. I thought i was bad using an 8oz ball peen for detail work. I really want one of these little brass hammers now. Nice work!

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#4 posted 11-06-2020 11:09 PM


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#5 posted 11-06-2020 11:55 PM

Neat little hammer, job well done.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#6 posted 11-07-2020 02:23 AM

sweet brass work petey.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#7 posted 11-07-2020 03:29 PM

Brass is excellent for many bashing duties where you don’t want to mar a surface, nice choice Petey!

Though I appreciate the 20 oz claw hammer for its utility, I always liked using the nearest object, usually a piece of cut off or my arbor wrench. Even another chisel on occasion 8^)

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#8 posted 11-07-2020 11:10 PM

I remember that thread. Glad it worked out for you. I suppose I should just order mine now before they go out of stock :)

-- -Steven Peck,

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#9 posted 11-08-2020 12:47 AM

Great project. That will be needed in my shop soon. It would be a nice change from a 28 oz framing hammer and that waffle head with hickory handle.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#10 posted 11-09-2020 01:16 PM

Looks like a dandy hammer to have around Pete. The price of the kit is worth it. I may look into this, I could use a brass hammer.

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

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