While doing the plane restoration, I wanted/needed a small brass hammer, this is to cut the tape that I use to mask the parts of the plane off that I don't want to paint. You put the tape over the edge (sharp edge) of the steel, then you tap, lightly, with a brass hammer on the edge and it cuts the tape, this is a real time saver.
I have a small steel hammer, but I did not think this was the right way to do the job, steel on steel, might be OK, but with my luck I'd damage something.
I then set about to make a small brass hammer.
I had a big brass punch as a donor for the brass head....
I set at it with my "Powered Hacksaw" to cut off a piece of the punch, worked slick!
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I chucked it up in the lathe and turned the ends nice and smooth, one flat, one slightly peened.
I drilled and tapped a hole in the hammer head, and then fit a bolt as the handle....
I'll turn a wooden handle at some point, but for today, it worked wonderfully!
Took about 20 minutes I guess.