Machine Shop: Make a Hammer

  • Sunday, October 13, 2019
  • Sunday, October 27, 2019
  • 3 sessions
  • Sunday, October 13, 2019, 3:00 PM 5:00 PM (PDT)
  • Saturday, October 26, 2019, 1:00 PM 3:00 PM (PDT)
  • Sunday, October 27, 2019, 4:00 PM 6:00 PM (PDT)
  • BARN Metal Machine Shop, Class Code: ME101319SS
  • 1


  • $130 + $20 materials fee
  • $100 + $20 materials fee

To register and pay off-line or use a credit in your BARN account, please call the registrar at (206) 842-4475 x216 or come into BARN.

Be sure to "Join Waitlist" if this class fills (there is no cost to do so) and we will notify you if a seat opens up or this class gets offered again.
Registration is closed

Hammer by James SchumacherIn this 3 sessions class you will learn how to make a hammer from aluminum and brass as you learn basic metal machining techniques.

Machining operations that will be 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, which will be yours to keep, will have a brass head and will be useful as a "positioning" hammer. If you want a hammer head other than brass that's 1¼ inch diameter, bring the material to the class.

A materials fee of $20 is included in the class tuition.

Before the class, students should view the following YouTube videos on how to make this type of hammer:

part 1
part 2
part 3
part 4
Extra Credit video

Stan Stumbo portrait

If you have questions, please email Stan Stumbo at or phone him at (206) 842-1458.

INSTRUCTOR: Stan Stumbo is a professional marine mechanical engineer (retired) and is a longtime home-shop hobby machinist. 

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