My little boy Eli has entered a “banging” phase in his toy usage, and my wife Sarah suggested I make him a hammer for Christmas. Here it is (he doesn’t read this blog, so no surprises will be spoiled). The head is a scrap bit of Oregon black walnut, and the handle is a turned and carved bit of basswood, so it has a nice balance and isn’t too heavy. I used some mineral oil for a finish in case he chews on it. Merry Christmas!