to days ago the head from my hammer came loose , and one day later it fell of . i am going to repair it because i originally made the hammer when i was 9 years old . and i think it is just a handy little hammer .
Step 1: File the Head
i used a big round-flat file to file of the most of the rust . this took me about 30 min but i think it was worth it.you could really speed up this step by using a power sander.
make sure to use dust collection because you don't want to breathe in metal dust
Step 2: Sand the Head Smooth
i used a few grids of sand paper to clean up the marks that the file made .
Step 3: Gut the Grooves for the Spline`s
u used a hand saw to make 2 grooves in the upper part of the handle
Step 4: Make the Spline`s
i used i used a thin scrap of contrasting wood to make to spline`s
Step 5: Glue the Head on
i used some wood glue to glue the spline`s in
Step 6: Oil and Lacquer
i used some really cheap oil to finish the handle , than i used a few coats of spray lacquer to wrap this project up
thank you for looking to this instructable .