Since seeing Mikes post on his Small Brass hammer and the tutorial, I just had to build this one. Sorry Chuck it superceded the snowman. I have had enough snow for one year already. Anyway Friday I finally found a guy that had the brass round stock and at a reasonable price given our dollar. So I bought a foot and today after taking pictures of the shop and my tools got stuck into making one.
Here is my work in progress Mike. I plan on making a few and giving one to my friend that welded my Dust Collector stand up for me. Small price to pay for all his work.Attachment 27683
Still have to make provision for the wedge to fix the head to the handle.
Just a small tip I would add to Mikes tutorial, I used a rectangular piece of ash for my handle and during turning left the flat faces on at the bottom that way I did not have to flatten the round handle after turning. Great project when you want to do something quick.