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    Restoring and repurposing an old shoemaker's hammer

    Hello,

    This is a shoemaker’s hammer I found long time ago. I had almost forgotten it in my toolbox; I decided that was time to do something with it and was the best candidate for a texturing hammer!

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    I left it to soak in vinegar
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    3 days later

    With a bit of filing and sanding the job was done

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    After the hardening

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    As it looks now

    Here is a short video if like to watch. Now, in one of the comments a viewer said that the process of wrapping and stitching the leather on the handle was short to see; he asked me if I could make a video showing the process in more detail, so I made one.
    I thought you may find it usefull, so I post it too.





    All the best
    Dimitris

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    Thanks Dimitris Polychronis! We've added your Testuring Hammer to our Hammers category,
    as well as to your builder page: Dimitris Polychronis's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:



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    Amazing restoration and repurposing of that shoemakers hammer, Dimitris. Amazing demonstration of patient craftsmanship, as well.

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    Many thanks, I really appreciate your comment, my friend!!

    Regards from Greece
    Dimitris


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