Thursday, March 19, 2009

Hand Made "Power" Hammer

Ed wanted to make a helve hammer, but didn't have enough pieces, so he made this instead. It is powered by his foot and serves a similar purpose for the time being. Since building this hammer he has modified it by putting some padding on the foot pedal to make it a bit more comfortable. The hammer part is an old sledge hammer with a pipe on top filled with lead for weight. He has made some metal bowls with it like the ones pictured above. I use the ones above on my dining room table. I change out the contents of the large bowl for the season.


  1. I like this. someday when I get enough metal I think I will make me one of these. Would be nice with a electric motor though

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    1. I try to get him(I am his wife) to make plans for his creations but he said he doesn't know how to do that. He just creates from his head and makes changes as he goes along. Sorry.

  3. The design of your power hammer is exactly what I am looking for. Could you provide overall measurements