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  1. Six pack plus one.

    I've been letting my two hobbies intermix. I made these hammer handles for a bunch of heads I recovered from a rust pile. I still need to reshape the three pound cross peen on the end. All the handles are ash I saved from going in a dozer pile when a levee was being moved. The only finish is...
  2. A set of swingers for surprise swap

    Greetings all, Here is a set of mallets that I recently made for LJ clieb91 for the Shop Made SURPRISE Tool Swap - Fall/Winter 2016. All the handles are made out of some walnut that was a left over from my countertops, but the heads are all made of different materials. The small one -...
  3. Checkmate

    Made 18 marshmallow shooters, 5 pair of salt shakers/pepper grinders and my first cutting board for this past Christmas as presents. The marshmallow shooters got away with out photos but were similar to this earlier project - . The salt shakers were maple and the pepper grinders were mahogany...
  4. Dead blow mallets

    This is my newest addition to my mallet collection. I made dead blow mallets for my brother, dad and myself just a month ago for christmas. it was made to mimic the carpenters mallet from a year ago. the construction is still the same except this time I hollowed out the center of the each...
  5. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    The group photo is the main hammers in the shop. The single hammer head still needs a handle. Oval eye, kind of small. Not real sure which kind of hammer it is. There is a small hammer in the group shot that i use all the time for small nails. The cross pean works nicely to start...
  6. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    I've never really given much thought to hammers in the past, but recently I acquired a few different types and it made me wonder why a particular weighted and shaped hammer is better for a certain trade/task than another style of hammer. Isn't it just a weight with a handle? To artisans of...
  7. Hand Tools
    I am having trouble with hammer handles coming loose. Background: I have a son who is getting interested in blacksmithing. i was trying to help him out, and went out on eBay looking for supplies that might help him out, and I came across a box of antique hammer heads. There are about 20 hammer...
  8. Blogs
    Know your wood #1-Cherry Most people only talk about grain at the most superficial level of how it looks. We woodworkers enter the fibres. We tease the cells apart with the chisel's edge and search for weaknesses and strengths in the species. We want to know these intimate details so we can...
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  9. Blogs
    Building a Wood Cyclone I was thinking about building a bigger wood cyclone but really the one I have works great so why build a bigger one, then it hit me I really never showed all the pictures of this build so here's a how2 of my build a year or so later. 4/13/15 Before this I built a Thien...
  10. Blogs
    Saving one hammer at a time..... 50 more to go. I wanted this one to look portly… The Chrispen No. 3 by Whitcher of Boston. CTMike
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