Machine Shop: Make a Hammer

  • Saturday, May 14, 2022
  • Sunday, May 15, 2022
  • 2 sessions
  • Saturday, May 14, 2022, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • Sunday, May 15, 2022, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • BARN Metal Machine Shop 1:00-4:00pm, Class Code: ME051422BM
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  • $130 + $20 materials fee
  • $100 + $20 materials fee

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Hammer by James SchumacherIn this 2-session 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.

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


  • Please read the Metal Fabrication Studio specific safety protocols here.
  • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

  • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

Instructor Bio: 

Bob Mathisrud. Bob was cross trained in many trades as a stationary operating engineer, for over 20 years. 

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