Saturday, July 12, 2008
32 Ounce Framing Hammer again
I've called in the expert - Stephen A. Shepherd of Full Chisel Blog, a man who is a walking encyclopedia about old tools. At his request I'm posting some close-ups of the 32 ounce framing hammer that I described earlier in this post.
Stephen also asked me to "clean up" the hammer, but I'm reluctant because I still might use it on the bookcover of Clear Heart if the wood grain idea doesn't pan out, and I want the hammer to show all its dings and rust as a reflection of the dings and rust in my characters' bodies. If you're an old carpenter (or even a young one), you know what I mean. Sorry, Stephen, but this is the best I can do right now.