Introduction: Restoring a Claw Hammer

This week i restored my 1st ever / only claw hammer, one of the 1st tools i owned.

I restored it to a polished finish with a black handle and polished steel pins.

I hope you enjoy!

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Step 1: Rust Removal

My first job was to start on rust removal, i dont own any power tools other than a drill.

So i used a series of sandpaper, files, wd40 and tears until all of the rust was gone.

Step 2: More Rust Removal

Once all of the major rust was gone i used a wire wheel in my drill to get rust out of all the dents and scratches that where left

Step 3: Handle Blank & Fitting

Next i moved onto the handle,i used a off cut of 2x4 for this.

Nothing fancy i just drew out a rough blank shape, cut it down the middle, and chiseled out a recess for the hammer.

Using some 2 part epoxy i glued it all back and glued the hammer in place.

Sorry no idea why i didnt film or take pictures of this part!

Step 4: Handle Shaping

To shape the handle i cut off the corners and used my block plane to plane down the 4 edges, then i rotated it and planed, and rotated and planed, leaving me with a octagonal handle.

Step 5: Paint & Pin

Once all the shaping had been done i added a rare earth magnet to the bottom of the handle and started to paint it.

I was intending to sand most of the paint off but i like the look of a solid black handle so i left it.

Next i drilled out some holes all the way through the handle for some steel pins and epoxy'd them in as well

Step 6: Sand

Sanding, a whole lot of sanding.

I sanded everything at 120,240,320,500 and finally 1,200.

After smoothing the pins i had to apply more paint and then started sanding.

Then i moved onto a buffing pad with some polishing compound on to polish the metal .

Step 7: Finish & Job Done

Thats it, job done.

I love how this turned out, and i love the fact my knackered rusty old hammer now has a new handle and a nice shiny polish again.

Its all been finished with a couple of coats of spray lacquer to help protect it and hopefully keep all the rust off again!!

I hope you enjoy!


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GG

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