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:
lenght 6cm (2.4 inches)
Diameter: 3cm (1.2 inches)
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!