I saw a post of a brass hammer made from a brass plumbing fitting. Someone posted you can buy a brass head from Penn State Industries. So I looked it up 12.95 for that hammer head kit. Good deal I thought, so I bought it and turned the handle from some walnut scrap I had. One coat of BLO so far. The kit includes a threaded rod, drill a 1/2 hold and epoxy the threaded rod in the handle and finish off the turning that fits your hand. Hammer is about 10” long.
Please enjoy these pictures.Crossbanding meat is Bolivian Rosewood: Sandwiched between black and white veneer stacks: Then ripped 1/32 thick: The lift is brass bar stock, darkened: Glued in position: Drilled, chamfered and pinned: Peened to fill chamfered hole: Smoothed until the face is shiny again: Thanks for any comments or suggestions.
With my recent chess board thought it may be nice to have a box to store the pieces. Similar wood but tried to capture the wood features also – I had some nice curly maple and some figured walnut . The inner sections was done with some 1/8 walnut that was 2 wide to form the separation for all the pieces.The top marking was done slowly with a 1 /8 bit and back filled with some black timbermate filler covered with CA sealant.Hopefully will keep the chess pieces from running away ,,,,