Since I am starting to work with hot hide glue to do some veneering I thought I better get myself a veneer hammer but after looking at the prices and shipping I decided to make one .
During the design I came up with this idea of putting the grip at a slight angle to the blade and the handle at a slight angle also in the opposite direction .
The reason for this is to be able to keep my left wrist straight and my right arm in a position where it can move straight back past my body .
The hammer has a copper tip made up of two layers with the outer one easy to be replaced if ever necessary .
I used some jatoba for the head and hickory and birch for the handle with a couple of pieces of walnut for the end and grip section .
I like the feel and the way I can pull and push it without any discomfort so now on to a veneer project and give it a workout and get it full of glue and see how long it will stay looking like this .LOL
Another shop made tool that was a lot of fun to build and design and keep my sanity .
BTW: Thanks Paul/Shipwright for getting me interested in hot hide glue .