I love watching restoration videos of all kinds on YouTube and with the advent of my Rolling Workshop I knew I wanted to restore this old decaying hammer head to new life. I kept it when we found it magnet fishing sometime in 2016 or 2017 if I recall correctly and always wanted to give it a new life because I do not own a heavy hammer and so after the workbench was built I could finally drive out to my favourite spot by the lake I used to swim in as a kid and get to work.
Just like the tool itself restoring a hammer is hardly complicated with the help of power tools but it was still a lot of fun. I still think that angle grinders are spinning wheels of death screaming battle cries for the whole time they run but that does not mean I don’t enjoy them a little bit.
Now I did not have any kind of rust remover at home, but I just so happened to own a battery powered angle grinder that was eager to make quick work of all the rust for me so I happily accepted the offer.
I hope you enjoyed this little post, I know it’s quite simple but I really like the idea of reusing a tool someone once threw into a river, probably out of frustration over a broken handle. I have since used the hammer many times for several projects and it works really well, plus it is always a joy to use.
Thanks for reading!