Machine Shop: Make a Hammer

Metal Fabrication

Machine Shop: Make a Hammer

Learn how to make a hammer from aluminum and brass as you learn basic metal machining techniques.

Meeting Times
  1. Sun, 7/23/2023 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  2. Sun, 7/30/2023 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Sun, 7/23/2023 - Sun, 7/30/2023


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Class, No Prerequisite

Metal Fabrication Studio

Machine Shop


Machining operations covered in the class include basic metal turning, external thread cutting, knurling, chamfering, cutting off, milling a flat on a round work piece, drilling, and tapping threads.

The hammer - yours to keep - has a brass head and is useful as a "positioning" hammer. If you want a hammer head other than brass that's 1¼ inches in diameter, bring the material to the class.

Before the class, students should view the following four YouTube videos by "That Lazy Machinist" on how to make this type of hammer:

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

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Instructors or Guides

Bob Mathisrud

Bob has a long work history of facilities operations, which has provided him with a wide range of experience in the skilled trades. He helps at BARN in many ways, including volunteering as a safety monitor in several studios.

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