On Cabinetmaker’s Hammers & Their Usefulness

Woodworking hammers. From left to right: Medium weight claw head, Warrington, French/German, two of my lightweight claw hammers

After concluding my very subjective series on the best design for round-headed mallets, I decided to dedicate one (or two) entries to the cabinetmaker’s hammer. Traditionally, hammers are used for driving nails head on, driving nails using a nail set, and for persuading stubborn furniture parts to get together during glue-ups. But because the craft of making quality furniture has became predominantly associated with wooden joinery techniques, and with the […]

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