Having a soft faced hammer (or mallet) in your toolbox is a must. If you need to “adjust” a workpiece without marring it, a hammer like this one is perfect.
Like many plans for the beginner, this plan is for a tool that can be purchased for a lot less than what it will cost you in time to make it. So, you might ask, why make something you can buy?
– Barry Young, Machinist Instructor, Bates Technical College.
In this project you’ll continue to develop your skills on the lathe by learning how to:
- cut a taper
- cut threads (also known as “screwcutting”).
A quick note on the faces: You can easily make your own faces from UHMW Plastic, or you can purchase your own. If you decide to purchase your own, buy them before you make the hammer head (in case you need adjust the size of the hammer head or the pitch of the tapped threads to match the purchased faces).
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