a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Monday, October 3, 2016

Hubby's Handy Hands

worked on ancient hammers
removing broken handles
and replacing them
After wedges are placed in the handles for a good fit
the head's rust is removed by wire brush/sanding wheel.
More hammer heads await.
This was a strange feature on two ball peen hammers.
An indentation manufactured during creation and we have no idea of it's purpose.
Two old claw hammers and two ball peen hammers ready to use again.
Stranger ones waiting to be brought back to life.
Waste not, want not.

23 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

If all it needs is a new handle, why not fix it?

Buttons Thoughts said...

I LOVE old hammer heads they are all a work of art. I am happy your husband fixes them. My Hero does the same. Waste not want not is very true. Hug B

TexWisGirl said...

oh, great old hammers with new life!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, it is great to have such a handy husband. Happy Monday, enjoy the new week ahead!

Gillena Cox said...

Have a nice week, share your mood at MondayWRites

much love...

only slightly confused said...

Just think of all the hands that have held those hammers and all the wonderful things they accomplished with them.

Sandra said...

good job on the hammers. I have watched my daddy's hands do this many times when growing up. he saved every shovel, hammer, ax, hatchet and put new handles. bob has done a few but not as many. I like the really old odd ones at the bottom

Farm Girl said...

My oldest son collects old hammers and he does the same thing bringing them back to life. I think they are amazing and the stories they could tell. I like the pictures of your husband's hands.

Susan said...

There is nothing like an old hammer. I picked on up in a garage sale and it is so much better than my new one! Good thing your hubby is so handy - you will never run out of hammers!

Sketching with Dogs said...

That's great your hubby can restore those hammers so well!
Lynne x

Linda Kay said...

Certainly an interesting collection for him to be working on. So many artifacts are being reconditioned for home decor as well.

Ginny Hartzler said...

He is a craftsman! And has very nice hands as well.

Arkansas Patti said...

Wow, he really gave them new life. Well done and great refurbishing.

Gorges Smythe said...

I believe the "indentations" are actually chipped areas, where someone used the hammers on some tempered object and ruined the hammer face. In the last photo, the head on the right is a farriers hammer.

Harry Flashman said...

It's good to be able to refurbish something and give it a new lease on life. Waste not, want not!

Susan Anderson said...

Pretty impressive!

Lowcarb team member said...

Good to have a handy hubby.
Well done that man.

All the best Jan

1st Man said...

So wonderful. How cool to have something with such history. And fascinating to wonder and imagine what they've hammered, whose hand has held them....there is power (pun intended) in both the tool and the history....

Lynne said...

I'd say resourceful . . .
Very!

LindaG said...

He is very good at fixing them, Gail.
Blessings to you all.

gld said...

I love the hammers....we inherited some ancient tools from both our fathers. I even got Dad's old, hand-made wooden tool box. It is beaut but the canvas handle is almost gone.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

This made me teary. It was written with obvious love for the farm, your way of life, and dear Tractor Man. Well done, Gail. Hug.

Josie Two Shoes said...

What a cool restoration project! To me, there is nothing more attractive than a pair of strong hands at work. Maybe because we come from the stock where men worked for a living and knew how to do repairs and maintenance to keep things in use. <3

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