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.