1st hammer restore project

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  1. knockNload

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    Hey all,
    I came across this mini hammer at Goodwill last week and decided to restore it and start building a "mini" sized tool kit for my daughter. She just turned 18 months this week and is growing like a weed so I better get started now so I have time to find everything in her size by the time she wants to help me with projects (hopefully she actually will, haha) onto the pics: (cell phone pics, my camera battery was dead)

    Here it is next to a 13 oz hammer for scale. It really wasn't in too bad of shape... I could have just pounded a new wedge in and left it alone. But where's the fun in that?
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    Close up of the head.
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    I threw the head in a white vinegar bath to clean it up while I worked on the handle.
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    I sanded the handle starting with 80 grit working my way to 220.
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    The head after the bath and steel wool scrub.
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    Continued...
     
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    I had a wedge for an Axe kicking around so I trimmed a piece off to use.
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    Rubbed some BLO on it and drove it home. Trimmed the excess off and got this.
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    Soaked the top of the handle/head in BLO for a couple of hours to swell everything up and coated the handle itself several times as well.
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    This is the best pic I could get of little Asher holding her new-to-her hammer. She is a wiggly kid!
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    Hopefully she will enjoy it in a couple of years. I sure had fun fixing it up!

    Thanks for looking :)
     
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    How about an update on Asher and her tool kit?
     

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