Introduction: How to Restote a Hammer
Step 1: Buy a Hammer
I bought a plane setting hammer for one euro.
It is in pretty good shape and will only need minor improvements.
Step 2: Start the Process
Saw off the head. So you can use a drift to punch out the remaining part of the handle in the head.
Step 3: Sanding the Head
After you have taken out the handle, you start sanding the hammer head to take off any rust or gunk that is on there.
Step 4: Sanding the Handle
When you are done sanding the head you start sanding the handle to bear wood (remove dirt or lacker)
Step 5: Sawing the Wedgeslot
When you are done sanding you start sawing a slot for the wedge. Dont go too deep. But dont make it too shalow. Or the wedge wont go deep enough.
Step 6: Fitting the Head
Now you start putting on the head. You want it to sit tinht but not too tight. USE A WOODEN MALLET not a steel hammer. or you will damnage the handle and head.
After the head is on you put glue on the wedge and hammer it in using a wooden mallet. Otherwise the wedge will crack.
Step 7: Making the Handle Finish
Using terpentine and boiled linseed oil in a 1 to 1 ratio you make a small amout of th mixture (doesnt need to be alot)
You apply it wearing gloves and with a piece of paper towel. You can allso put some of the mixture on the head to prevent it from rusting.
Step 8: Extra Creddit
Now when the oil in the handle is dried you need to apply pure linseed oil on the handle onece a week