I have been threatening to do this for a while…. to build the helve hammer so after watching every youtube video – reading every helve hammer post, blog and looking at every image google has to offer. I am building my own version.
I feel like this is a right of passage for me. The adventure of making a tool like this is not an en devour to take lightly as I build it it gets heavier and heavier.
My body can’t take the abuse anymore. Swinging the hammer as much as it takes to make high crowns, or reverse curves will be the end of me… so I am making “Spanky” my new best friend. I’ll post some more as I go along… Cheers – Ian