So my old mooring hammer, which I found after I lost one bought me by Bones, was in bad need of a new handle. I went to the DIY sheds to get one. In each store it was the same story, “No sorry Sir we only have complete hammers! I found this a bit odd coming from one DIY store let alone several. The handle was buggas and I needed a new one. I kinda thought I would like to do it myself. Well you would, wouldn’t you.
After a few weeks of trying to find one I resigned myself to purchasing a new hammer. This one I bought from Wicks for a tenner. (Note the longer than usual handle.)
It was when I got to Nuneaton I found the Tool Store. The Tool Store is a marvellous emporium of all things DIY. If you have never been there you must go its fab. There is another one in Atherstone. Anyway I found an ash handle to fit my hammer head. It was only this week that I got around to fitting it.
Well it would be a shame not to make it look like a really professional job so after I hammered in the metal wedge I finished the end like the professionals do.
Of course I didn’t use the same stuff, but PVA with a coat of varnish does the job. Now I have two Mooring hammers.
If you like the look of the shop bought one with the glass fibre handle, but don’t like the long handle they do a shorter one for only seven quid.