Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Sons' first hammer

Well Jack needed a hammer of his own.  He's close to losing dads so I thought it would be fun to make him one and let mine stay where I put it!  HA!  So we found a good oldie and made it happen.  Turned out pretty good.

Vintage Craftsman hammer - $1
New octagonal handle - $3.99

Getting the old handle off, Made Jack do most of the work.  What do you know?  It came with two wedges too!

now we're sanding the lacquer off and taking off the rust while trying to leave the patina, like using sandpaper and water for rust removal.  Keeps the dust down and let's you see your work better

now we're getting it fitted all the way down nice and tight.  Curling all around

we carved his name in and used some coal to fill it in and put some boiled linseed oil on it and she's done!  He likes it!  We'll see if he can hang on to it.  He is pretty proud it's the same size as dads!

thanks for lookin!

1 comment:

  1. What a great project for you two! I have been thinking of getting some hand tools together for my own son and this has definetly pushed me closer to doing just that. Thank you!

    Great work, Jack!