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Buying a Chisel Hammer

Called a chisel hammer by Paul Sellers, when being sold they can be listed as a ‘nylon hammer’, ‘assembly hammer’ or even a ‘soft-faced hammer’. Paul Sellers prefers a nylon faced hammer, (31-712R Thorex Nylon Hammer) his preferred size is is a 1 ½” (38mm). The head of the hammer is made from steel which […]

The Chisel Hammer Guide

Chisel hammer is the term used by Paul Sellers to describe the hammer that he recommends for use in striking the end of the chisel handle and assembling joinery. It can be made from nylon, steel or brass. The type Paul Sellers recommends is sold as a ‘nylon hammer’, ‘assembly hammer’ or even a […]

Setting Up a Hammer

Note: This guide is on both chisel hammers and warrington hammers. Paul recommends scraping off the varnish from the handle when you get a new wooden-handled hammer and he recommends adding 4 coats of boiled linseed oil over a few days. This finish will ensure the hammer handle keeps in great condition and lasts a […]

Using a Chisel Hammer

To get the most from your hammer, you need to get the weight and balance ratio right. The Centre of Percussion (COP) is the optimum point on the hammer face that allows the best transfer of energy into whatever you are striking. With smaller hammers there is little you can do to take advantage […]

The Hammer Guide

Several types of hammers are used in woodworking which come in different weights starting at 6oz and go up to 38oz. This guide will be focusing on the Warrington hammer as this is the one Paul Sellers recommends. The handle is usually made from ash and the head is double ended. One end is […]

Buying a Hammer

[…] find one, go for a 12oz instead. eBay often have good secondhand ones so it’s worth searching there. If you cannot find these, then a 10oz/12oz claw hammer will also work. Good makes to look out for are Plumb, Estwing and Stanley. To view the parts of a hammer, click here. We purchased this […]

How to Make a Rag-in-a-Can Oiler

Note: Some oils spontaneously combust, see Paul’s blog post here, do not use these in the rag-in-a-can-oiler. Equipment Needed: 230g canChisel HammerWarrington Hammer (Steel Hammer)Rag- 10 inches wide, length will be determined by the width of the can and or the thickness of the material (this can be an old t-shirt or a cotton […]


[…] your beginners toolbox to help you get started in woodworking. To make the 3 main joints, you will need: Chisels– 1″ and 1/2″(Approximately £15 for 2) Chisel Hammer (£16) Combination Square (£10) Tenon or … Get Started in Woodworking for under £100 ($121) Read More » Dovetail Troubleshooting- Part 124 July 2019We opened up […]

Get Started in Woodworking for under £100 ($121)

[…] for your beginners toolbox to help you get started in woodworking. To make the 3 main joints, you will need: Chisels– 1″ and 1/2″(Approximately £15 for 2)Chisel Hammer (£16)Combination Square (£10)Tenon or Dovetail saw (£20)Woodworkers Knife (£8)Combination Gauge (£10)Sliding bevel (£15) or you can use a protractor If you added a plane to this […]

Using a Gouge

You can drive the gouge into the wood using a chisel hammer or mallet or use hand and arm pressure only. You can use them to pare cut, depending on the gouge type. The gouge can make shallow or deep cuts depending on the pressure applied, if you are using it to hollow, you […]