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Made a Hammer

Daniel S

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Over the weekend, my dad and I made a couple of small hammers.


I made the smaller hammer on Saturday as practice, and the larger one was made Sunday.

One face of the larger hammer was rounded in a small swage block that we have.


The whole exercise was very good learning experience. I would highly recommend anyone who has thought about doing it.

There are a few more pictures here; http://s1078.beta.photobucket.com/user/jaimechimie/library/ , if anyone is interested.

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The handle on the larger hammer does. The smaller handle was quickly roughed out of a piece of poplar with a hatchet, a rasp, and some 40 grit. It will be replaced. I made the larger handle out of a piece of cherry firewood that my parents had at their house. I will probably do another cherry handle for the small hammer, since I still have some laying around.
A gentleman at the last monthly group meeting that, I attended, let me try his hammer with a similar handle. I sized this one to my hand. I admit, it is a much rougher version than his handle.

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