I was working on my trucks roll up back door and needed something heavy yet not hard to smack some cast metal pieces into compliance. Now I could have gone to the store and bought a plastic deadblow hammer for $30us but where's the fun in that?
Step 1: Gathering Supplies
First I gathered up some supplies, a cut off chunk of landscape timber, an old sunbrella pole, a drill with a hole saw (to fit the wooden pole) a hammer and chisel a bottle of gorilla glue and some screws
Step 2: Getting Started
Sorry I didn't get a pic of cutting the pole down to size. Put the holesaw in the drill and cut a hole, then chisel out the plug, if you use a smaller diameter pole or metal rod you could use a spade bit and save some steps.
apply the glue (I used goriila glue because it was handy but wood glue should work) and insert the handle.
Step 4: FINI'
The finished persuader. I added a couple of wood screws for insurance and because I needed to use it right away, Its not pretty but it worked for what I needed. I think I'll cut some of each end off the head though. I'll probably use it to drive garden stakes into our sandy soil, maybe tent stakes or thors hammer for halloween