Surely I am not the first person to use an old hammer as a door-knocker?
The hammer has had a long life, but the poll is virtually unmarked on the face, with just one or two chips on the circumference; a lot of marks on the softer parts, but the claws are also in very good condition. There is a 6” narrow split down the handle, which is why it’s been rejected..
I have made two others, similar, which I gave away. I’m keeping this for our entrance because I hade a slip when drilling for the pinion. It’s taken all day, and I have already made plaques for six more. Not sure I’ll bother.
I have intended this to complement the bell bracket I made a while back. The central part of which was made from a garden fork!
Here’s a verse to go with them
Ring if you like,
Knock if you must.
I only open
To those whom I trust.
Maybe you can make out that 4 of the rivets are made from chuck keys.
We live at 22. The number was forged from a 4 tine garden fork, too!