Brass Hammer




Hello everybody!

Today I made a brass hammer using a scrap brass piece and an old hammer handle.

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Step 1: Materials

Materials used in this project:

Scrap brass:

lenght 6cm (2.4 inches)

Diameter: 3cm (1.2 inches)


Lenght: 28cm

Step 2: Facing the Hammerhead

I faced the brass on the lathe at 400RPM, then I polished it with 80, 120, 240, 600 and finally 1500 grit sandpaper.

Step 3: Drilling the Hole

After polishing i drilled the hole carefully to not scratch the surface. Drill was 10mm wide (0.4 inches).

Step 4: Wedge and Finish

After the fitting the brass onto the handle, I made a small cut on top of the handle and hammered the wedge in. After I had done that I cut off the excess wood from the wedge. On top of that i also applied the oil finish on the handle.

Step 5: Finished Product

I enjoyed making this fun project, this hammer will prove me really useful I am most likely going to use it for chiseling.

If you decide to make this hammer have fun!

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    2 years ago

    Nice project. And the way it is mounted makes it a more delicate hammer. If you were to drill two holes really close to each other and then file out the sides flat, you could attach the handle in the usual way of an oval setup with the wedge. That way it would take a lot more abuse when using it. But your project was very good.

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    Reply 2 years ago

    Thanks, I won't be using it for anything bigger besides chiseling smaller things.