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Offline OutdoorEnvy

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Sons' first hammer
« on: September 25, 2017, 03:32:56 PM »
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!



« Last Edit: September 25, 2017, 03:38:27 PM by OutdoorEnvy »
Proverbs 27:17    "As iron sharpens iron, a friend sharpens a friend"
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Re: Sons' first hammer
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2017, 04:23:08 PM »
Great post, looks like a fun project.  Not many adults can hang a hammer so your boy has a leg up. You know what they say ,It's easy to teach a kid to swing a hammer as long as your not holding the nail.
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Re: Sons' first hammer
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2017, 04:52:11 PM »
A worthwhile project with rewards for both of you boys! :chopwood:
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Re: Sons' first hammer
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2017, 05:20:56 PM »
That's awesome OE.

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Re: Sons' first hammer
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2017, 06:09:18 PM »
Very cool!

There's a lesson in there about eschewing a throw-away society, and I think it's an important one for a young man to learn. :thumbsup:

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Re: Sons' first hammer
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2017, 06:54:11 PM »
Thanks guys appreciate it!  I'm hoping Jack and I can find and restore all his tools over these years so when he's moving on he'll be set with some nice quality vintage tools.  I'll keep posting the projects as they happen too!
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Re: Sons' first hammer
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2017, 08:09:55 PM »
Nice job and great family activity.  Putting Jack on the handle is great.
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