If I had a hammer…

Posted on January 9, 2010

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…well I do now.

Having made a plane adjustment hammer and then given it away (see Handtool Secret Santa post) I thought I should make myself one. As it happens it was worth waiting, as Mk.2 is slightly more refined and better executed;

The head of the hammer is made in Brass, using my ancient but reliable metalworking lathe, the handle is Cocobolo (or Cocobongo as it has become known here by Claire and George). The handle fits into a milled slot in the head and is secured with an Ebony wedge.

I just have to resist the temptation to go around the house tapping things with it, although I can’t claim to have made a particularly good start on that.

Ed.

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