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Project by woodify posted 01-13-2013 04:27 AM 3658 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I crafted 14 hammers (Pat) and screwdrivers (Turner) for a Handy Manny themed birthday party to go with tools belts my Wife made. The kids will be painting their tools so I left them unfinished.

The hammer heads are 3” cut from a 2×2 with a 3/4”dowel for a handle. I clamped a stop block on the drill press, drilled 3/4” deep, added some glue and hammered in the dowel.

The screwdriver handles are 1” dowel 3” long with 5/8” dowel drilled and glued in place. I cut the flat heads on the band saw. The 5/8” dowels are 3 1/4” long set in the handle 3/4”. I made a jig out of 1/2 plywood to mark the dowel centres and to hold the dowel on the drill press.

I sanded down the edges and corners.

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#1 posted 01-13-2013 04:38 AM

You have been very busy.

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#2 posted 01-13-2013 05:40 AM

The kids will love em!

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#3 posted 01-13-2013 09:30 AM

Looks good. Certainly nothing can go wrong with a group of children with hammers :-)

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 01-13-2013 03:27 PM

This is a great idea for a themed birthday. I may end up stealing your idea.

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#5 posted 01-13-2013 03:28 PM

This is awesome. Great Job

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#6 posted 01-13-2013 03:31 PM

Just thinking about the size of the screws for the screwdrivers – they will be building big!

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#7 posted 01-13-2013 03:31 PM

Great idea! (C’mon, admit it. Your wife thought this up, didnt she:-)
The kids are gonna love it!

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#8 posted 01-13-2013 05:51 PM

Really nice idea, and a nice thing for you to do. You’ll inspire at least one kid to appreciate tools and making things.

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#9 posted 01-14-2013 04:02 AM

Those turned out nice! I did a ton of storyboards on that show.

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#10 posted 01-14-2013 06:01 PM

What a great dad
Any pics of the tool belts??
Sweet job!!

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