Machine Shop: Make a Hammer

  • Sunday, March 19, 2023
  • Sunday, March 26, 2023
  • 2 sessions
  • Sunday, March 19, 2023, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • Sunday, March 26, 2023, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • BARN Metal Machine Shop 1:00-4:00pm, Class Code: ME031923BM
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  • $195 + $20 materials fee
  • $150 + $20 materials fee


Hammer by James SchumacherLearn how to make a hammer from aluminum and brass as you learn basic metal machining techniques.

About this Class

Machining operations 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 - yours to keep - has a brass head and is useful as a "positioning" hammer. If you want a hammer head other than brass that's 1¼ inches in diameter, bring the material to the class.

Before the class, students should view the following four YouTube videos by "That Lazy Machinist" on how to make this type of hammer:

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4


  • 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.


Bob Mathisrud - Bob’s long work history of facilities operations has provided him with a wide range of experience in the skilled trades. He helps at BARN in many ways, including by volunteering as a safety monitor in several studios.

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