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Tips on choosing and using nailing hammers.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1988 (v.66#4) pg. 28

The hammer. Basic information on selecting and using a hammer.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1980 (v.3#9) pg. 23

Double doe's foot handle for a splitting maul described.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1991 (v.75#1) pg. 35

Assorted hammers and how to use them.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #84 Feb 1965 (v.15#1) pg. 54

How to choose the right kind of hammer for the job. A look at claw hammers, ball pein hammers and special purpose types that can be handy.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #150 Jan 1974 (v.24#1) pg. 52

Homeowner's guide to hammers.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #207 Mar 1980 (v.30#3) pg. 44

Using tools. Hammers. Part 1.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #228 Apr 1982 (v.32#4) pg. 44

Using tools. Hammers. Part 2.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #229 May-Jun 1982 (v.32#5) pg. 107

Using tools. Hammers and nailing.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #244 Dec 1983 (v.33#10) pg. 10

Tips on grooming the face of a hammer.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #249 May-Jun 1984 (v.34#5) pg. 152

Tip: Mark your hammer handle for the common 12" and 16" distances often needed in house construction.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #291 Sep 1988 (v.38#7) pg. 112

Tips on replacing the wooden handle of a hammer.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #354 Jan 1995 (v.45#1) pg. 10

How to install a fiberglass handle on a sledgehammer.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #374 Dec 1996-Jan 1997 (v.47#1) pg. 12

Tip suggests using a chest handle as a tool holder for hammer, sledge or ax.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #378 May 1997 (v.47#5) pg. 24

Framing hammers. Longer handles, heavier heads, and milled faces can make a suprising difference.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #23 Oct-Nov 1984 pg. 32
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #25 Feb-Mar 1985 pg. 4

Regrind a geologist's rock pick to convert it into a slater's hammer for use in installing slate roofs.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #27 Jun-Jul 1985 pg. 16

Tip on installing a framing-hatchet handle on a framing-hammer head.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #30 Dec 1985-Jan 1986 pg. 10

Tip: Proper way to hold a stake for pounding without the risk of being hit by the sledge hammer.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #34 Aug-Sep 1986 pg. 14

Protecting the handle of a sledge, maul, ax, ... from damage using silicone caulk and fiberglass.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #79 Feb-Mar 1993 pg. 32

Tips on choosing, fitting a new handle, and using a hammer.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #84 Oct-Nov 1993 pg. 30

Carpenter's hammers. A look at the differences in head weights, handle type, claws, eyes, etc. Includes instructions for replacing a wood handle.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #90 Aug-Sep 1994 pg. 75
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #92 Dec 1994-Jan 1995 pg. 6

Tip on using a pneumatic impact hammer for driving nails in tight places.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #118 Aug-Sep 1998 pg. 30

Tip on protecting the wooden handle of a sledgehammner by welding on a steel collar.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #122 Apr-May 1999 pg. 32

Tip on "sharpening" a hammer and nail set to prevent slipping.
FINE WOODWORKING #116 Jan-Feb 1996 pg. 18

The fine points of using a hammer. Cover selection of the right tool and the right way to handle it and gives specific tips on using a nail hammer, a ripping hammer, a tack hammer, and a ball-peen hammer.
HANDY ANDY Jan 1978 (v.2#4) pg. 35

The selection and use of a hammer and nails.
HARROWSMITH #63 Oct-Nov 1985 (v.10#3) pg. 85

Zen and the art of the hammer. Mastering the way to hit the nail on the head.
HARROWSMITH #104 Jul-Aug 1992 (v.17#2) pg. 62

Choose the right hammer to make the job go right. Tips on what different hammers are used for.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #1 Spring 1976 (v.1#1) pg. 120

Tip shows how to make a belt hanger for a hammer from a piece of coathanger.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Sep-Oct 1978 (v.3#5) pg. 28

A look at some of the most useful hammers for the homeowner and tips for using them safely.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Sep-Oct 1979 (v.4#5) pg. 88

Tip: Use a sharpened washer as a wedge for an axe handle, hammer handle, etc.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Nov-Dec 1982 (v.7#6) pg. 6

The selection and use of hammers. Basics of claw, pall peen, tack, hand sledge and half-hatchet hammers are discussed. Includes artwork suitable for making an overhead projector transparency.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Mar 1979 (v.68#3) pg. 12

Tip: Tighten hammer handles by soaking in water and glycerine mixture.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Apr 1981 (v.70#4) pg. 53

Special-shape hangers for hammers are bent from coat-hanger wire.

Leather braiding a saddler's hammer. Tips on modifying the shape of a hammer handle and then covering it with braided leather to improve the grip and make it more decorative.
LEATHER CRAFTERS JOURNAL May-Jun 1991 (v.1#3) pg. 54

The ABC's of hammering. A review of various types of hammers and their uses.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #556 Sep 1974 (v.70) pg. 93

A guide to hammers. A review of basic and specialized hammers. How and when to use them.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #606 Nov 1978 (v.74) pg. 72

Tips on the correct way to use a hammer.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #675 Jul 1984 (v.80) pg. 22

More about hammers. Includes tips on choosing a hammer and pulling nails with a claw hammer.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #676 Aug 1984 (v.80) pg. 20

Tip: Burn a broken wooden handle out of a splitting maul or sledge hammer head by placing in woodstove overnight.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #71 Sep-Oct 1981 pg. 46

How to tighten the wooden handle of a hammer by soaking.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #125 Sep-Oct 1990 pg. 12

Tips on the selection and use of eight different types of hammers.
NEW SHELTER Feb 1982 (v.3#2) pg. 16

Getting a grip on handles. How to replace the handles of hammers, sledges, axes, etc.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1993 (v.21#6) pg. 46

How to hand-hew handles for hammers, axes, hatchets, etc.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1977 (v.24#1) pg. 82

Lengthen the life of sledgehammer and maul handles by wrapping with fiberglass.
ORGANIC GARDENING Oct 1985 (v.32#10) pg. 18

Proper ways to use a claw hammer are illustrated in pictures.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1977 (v.147#6) pg. 119

How to replace a broken handle on an axe, splitting maul or sledge.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1978 (v.150#5) pg. 132

Using special tools for working with brads. (1) Brad pusher. (2) French joiner's hammer.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1981 (v.156#6) pg. 56

How to temporarily repair a cracked handle on a hammer.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1982 (v.157#5) pg. 120

How to replace a hammer handle.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1983 (v.159#2) pg. 146

Special-purpose hammers you can make. Flat-face, chasing, brass-head, question-mark, cold-chisel, arc-type, and scraper.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1983 (v.160#1) pg. 46

Make these 4 tools for your shop. Metalworking skills required to fabricate the tools. (1) Push-apart pliers. (2) Shop anvil. (3) Round-stock cutter. (4) Offset hammer.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1984 (v.161#5) pg. 100

Hammers. A look at 22 striking tools, each one designed for a special purpose.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1986 (v.163#1) pg. 97

Photo shows homemade version of a "wrecking hammer" consisting of two claw hammer heads on a single handle. Eliminates the need for a block of wood when pulling out long nails.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1986 (v.163#7) pg. 10

Tip: Attach a rubber "bumper" to the end of your hammer handle to facilitate aligning sanded wood without damage.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1987 (v.164#3) pg. 155

Hammer basics. Factors to consider when buying one. Photos show how to use a hammer correctly and how to replace a broken handle.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1996 (v.173#10) pg. 104

Buyers guide to tools.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1964 (v.184#1) pg. 152

Rubber crutch tip and some concrete nails turn a standard hammer into a bush hammer for chipping concrete.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1966 (v.189#2) pg. 135

Two soft hammers you can make. Lead hammers made from drawn-copper water pipe tees for the body of the heads.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1967 (v.190#3) pg. 159

A look at the basic sets of hammers and chisels, punches and wedges for the home shop. How to choose the right tool to do the job safely.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1977 (v.211#1) pg. 112

Brass head hammers. How to make them easily in any size desired.
PROJECTS IN METAL Jun 1988 (v.1#3) pg. 12

A soft faced hammer which features replaceable heads made of lead.
PROJECTS IN METAL Oct 1990 (v.3#5) pg. 10

How to replace a hammer handle.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Jul 1964 (v.35#7) pg. 34

Tip: Apply a strip of felt to the top of your hammer to prevent marring wood when pulling a nail.
WOOD MAGAZINE #15 Feb 1987 (v.4#1) pg. 21

Tips on collecting old hammers.
WOOD MAGAZINE #37 Sep 1990 (v.7#5) pg. 87

Two hammers and a mallet that woodworkers need. Tips on when to use them and what not to use them for.
WOOD MAGAZINE #107 Aug 1998 (v.15#5) pg. 8

Tip on using a screw-type hose clamp to repair or protect an axe handle or sledge-hammer handle where it attaches to the head.
WOODWORK #21 May-Jun 1993 pg. 14

Make your own veneer hammer.
WOODWORKER #1075 Jun 1983 (v.87) pg. 360

Tip: Place a bicycle handlebar grip on your hammer handles.
WOODWORKER May 1987 (v.91#5) pg. 415

All about hammers. Different styles ilustrated.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1969 (v.25#3) pg. 26

Third in a series of articles on how to choose and use hand tools examines hammers.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1973 (v.29#3) pg. 52

Safety with striking tools. How to use the right tool for the job and a list of safety do's and don'ts.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1977 (v.33#1) pg. 62

Safe and proper usage of striking tools (hammers, mallets, sledes, axes, and hatchets).
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1984 (v.40#1) pg. 10
Added Info WORKBENCH May-Jun 1984 (v.40#3) pg. 33