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Counterfeit PROTO octa hammer handles found...
« on: August 08, 2017, 03:22:29 PM »
...well, perhaps not found, but home-crafted. Allow me to continue....

This lil bugger of a lead hammer head was begging for me to bring it home from the dirt swap, but I knew I didn't have a hammer handle in stock that would scratch the itch. After viewing a few of my Frankenstein "too thick" home made (make no mistake, these are not SHOP made) body shop hammer handles, I knew I had to up my game a notch or two.

  • Out comes the thick but short, claw hammer handle busted off at the top.
    Out comes the tablesaw, and the Jorgensen wood clamp

....a few deft saw cuts using the clamp as a guiding flat surface, and I had my rough outline showing off 8 sides.

  • Out comes the non-stand up version of my belt sander and after a few passes, I have a nice rough outline.

I'll ponder how I will make my round profile handle end and will probably use a wood rasp for those finer profile cuts.

Green paint on the handle end? You betcha! That's the final finish.

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Re: Counterfeit PROTO octa hammer handles found...
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2017, 04:14:57 PM »
Great idea. That looks good.  thumbsup2
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Re: Counterfeit PROTO octa hammer handles found...
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2017, 04:19:22 PM »
Great job there!  beerdude
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Re: Counterfeit PROTO octa hammer handles found...
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2017, 08:16:52 PM »
Is the grain straight?

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Re: Counterfeit PROTO octa hammer handles found...
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2017, 09:05:37 PM »
And when can we order?
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Re: Counterfeit PROTO octa hammer handles found...
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2017, 10:02:53 PM »
And when can we order?
yep i got a proto body hammer that needs a handle!

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Re: Counterfeit PROTO octa hammer handles found...
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2017, 11:46:10 PM »
And when can we order?
yep i got a proto body hammer that needs a handle!

You can get any style handle in octagon from House handle.
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Re: Counterfeit PROTO octa hammer handles found...
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2017, 01:10:06 AM »
Needs to be a fine straight grain hickory bla bla bla...    lolx

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Re: Counterfeit PROTO octa hammer handles found...
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2017, 07:49:38 AM »


You can get any style handle in octagon from House handle.
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Good one  thumbsup2 thanks for the bookmark, need handles for files, they have everything  including hardware for their handles.

Looks like they have everything handled Bslap
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Re: Counterfeit PROTO octa hammer handles found...
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2017, 08:58:46 AM »
I don't believe house handles has a direct replacement for proto body hammers. Thier eyes are a different size and shape. I guess i could use a larger handle and trim it and lose the balance but then again i could do bodywork with a claw hammer.

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Re: Counterfeit PROTO octa hammer handles found...
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2017, 10:23:10 AM »
Are you going to wedge a wooden handle in a lead hammer?
Usually they are cast in place.

Nice idea for handles regardless.
Looks good.

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Re: Counterfeit PROTO octa hammer handles found...
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2017, 07:26:45 PM »
I don't believe house handles has a direct replacement for proto body hammers. Thier eyes are a different size and shape. I guess i could use a larger handle and trim it and lose the balance but then again i could do bodywork with a claw hammer.
Is there any other tool for body work? I mean, other than duct tape.
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Re: Counterfeit PROTO octa hammer handles found...
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2017, 09:09:00 PM »
I don't believe house handles has a direct replacement for proto body hammers. Thier eyes are a different size and shape. I guess i could use a larger handle and trim it and lose the balance but then again i could do bodywork with a claw hammer.
Is there any other tool for body work? I mean, other than duct tape.
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Re: Counterfeit PROTO octa hammer handles found...
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2017, 09:10:07 PM »
I don't believe house handles has a direct replacement for proto body hammers. Thier eyes are a different size and shape. I guess i could use a larger handle and trim it and lose the balance but then again i could do bodywork with a claw hammer.
Is there any other tool for body work? I mean, other than duct tape.
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Re: Counterfeit PROTO octa hammer handles found...
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2017, 07:27:53 AM »
I don't believe house handles has a direct replacement for proto body hammers. Thier eyes are a different size and shape. I guess i could use a larger handle and trim it and lose the balance but then again i could do bodywork with a claw hammer.
Is there any other tool for body work? I mean, other than duct tape.
Wood screws

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Re: Counterfeit PROTO octa hammer handles found...
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