Apple Hammer

I made a quick hammer on the lathe tonight, out of some applewood I had lying around.  It spent some time outside, so it’s got lots of checks and cracks, but it’s still pretty solid hardwood.  And what I was making was intended to be used for hammering chisels, so it could be less than perfect.

Turned out pretty nice, all things considered. (No pun intended really.)  I only finished with a hand rubbed walnut oil coat to bring out the color, nothing more.  I would like to find some non-checked applewood to make a nicer one sometime, it does have some pretty grain.


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