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My First Ornament


Ellsswhere
Ellsswhere
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Ellsswhere

Just before the holidays, a year ago, I purchased a bandsaw. I decided a handsaw ornament for my first son would be a simple project. A year later and I have a second son and I couldn't very well leave him out so I made a hammer. They are quick projects but the fun is making them sturdy so they can play with them. The saw is made from walnut, hard maple, and two nail shafts ground down to pin it together. The hammer is walnut and oak with a through wedge to hold it together. No glue. I broke the first hammer head trying to cut it. As you can tell my oldest wants the hammer!

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  • Start their love of tools early ;) This is such an awesome idea, and something they will cherish forever as a gift from their Dad. Looks like your planning and attention to detail paid off. You nailed these! (pun intended)
    By RYOBI Nation, on December 3, 2018

  • That's so cool. Awesome details. 
    By Sweetgurl61384, on December 3, 2018

  • Awesome, love it..
    By Siclestix, on December 4, 2018

  • I love them!!!  The pictures of your son holding the hammer are priceless.  
    By mrpip, on December 7, 2018

  • Your son is adorable
    By Tgough, on December 8, 2018

  • such a nice idea
    By Basinnetti, on December 11, 2018

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My First Ornament

by Ellsswhere
Dec 02, 2018
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Just before the holidays, a year ago, I purchased a bandsaw. I decided a handsaw ornament for my first son would be a simple project. A year later and I have a second son and I couldn't very well leave him out so I made a hammer. They are quick projects but the fun is making them sturdy so they can play with them. The saw is made from walnut, hard maple, and two nail shafts ground down to pin it together. The hammer is walnut and oak with a through wedge to hold it together. No glue. I broke the first hammer head trying to cut it. As you can tell my oldest wants the hammer!