Hammer handle

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Reverand
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Hammer handle

Post by Reverand » Sun Sep 18, 2022 10:08 pm

I started whittling out a replacement handle for a ball peen hammer that my father-in-law gave me around 35 years ago. My wife and I were only dating at the time. I have kept the hammer put up and have not used it for almost 20 years, then made the mistake of trying it last month.
The handle broke on the first strike. The wood was rotted through.
Upon inspection it was a cheap import handle, not a good hardwood at all, and had had a hidden crack for a long time.
I think that this new piece is white oak, but am not sure. I do know that it almost burned up my saw trying to cut it, and makes for some DIFFICULT whittling!

Yes, I will use a spoke shave and a belt sander before I am finished with it. Right now, I just enjoy whiling away one of these rare, cool, Alabama Sunday afternoons.
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Re: Hammer handle

Post by dlr110 » Sun Sep 18, 2022 10:41 pm

Reverend that is a great project and the hammer will be extra special when you're finished.
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Re: Hammer handle

Post by C-WADE7 » Mon Sep 19, 2022 2:27 am

Looks like a fun and purposeful project! Something to be proud of when it’s completed.

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