Can You Etch It – Hammer Award

Welcome to Can You Etch It, the web’s first laser engraving series that specializes in laser engraving strange, unique, and even common items. Today I’ll create an award from the humble hammer.

Hammers have been around for many years.  They are the tools of the trade for carpenters, mechanics, judges (a gavel is just a fancy hammer, right?) and more.  You most likely have one at home.  Why not use the humble hammer, that symbol of hard work, to create an award?

Why create a laser engraved hammer award?

A friend recently ask me to help on a project.  His idea was to transform a 4 pound sledge hammer into an award.  All he needed from me was a little laser engraving.  With a project like that, I couldn’t say no.  The result was The Dominator award you can see at the bottom of the page.  I’m sure you’ll agree, it looks great.

The design that was chosen for the hammer award today is the Book Worm Laser & Design logo and the words “You Hit The Nail On The Head Award”.  Unlike The Dominator, the handle is not painted.  There is not as much contrast between the engraved area and the rest of the handle but I wanted to get a feel for how it would look as it is.  My next task for the hammer award will be to add paint into the engraved areas but that will have to wait for another day.

Here is the video showing the hammer being engraved.  At the end of the video you can see the final result.  For more pictures, check out the end of the post.

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Can You Etch It Roundup

For those of you who are keeping score, here’s the list so far: a hammer award, mini clip boards, an anodized aluminum rulerhair bow, a couple of American Flags, a gift card holder, plastic labelsSouth Dakota frig magnet, a few failed light switch plates, a taco shell, Mount Rushmore coasters, house numbers, a cutting board6 social media iconsa mirror, a hand-drawn robot design, a CD jewel casea pair of drum sticksa luggage tag, a fishing reel, a couple of impact sockets, a drinking glassa little industrial labelinga baseballa Frappuccino bottle, a tennis ball, 12 Scrabble tiles, a custom ink stamp, Thank You cards, M&M’s, a slice of bread, a clothes pin, a cinnamon stick, a sweet potato, a walnut, and a toothpick.

Let me know if you have any suggestions for future installments.  Have a great weekend.

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3 comments
jenniferdolitle
jenniferdolitle

Wow this is amazing! I've never heard such this kind of award. Thisgives me an idea to give my hardworking uncle a Hammer Award, he's onegreat carpenter and I can always count on him whenever our house needssome repair. By the way, how much this costs?- epicengraving.com

jenniferdolitle
jenniferdolitle

Wow this is amazing! I've never heard such this kind of award. This gives me an idea to give my hardworking uncle a Hammer Award, he's one great carpenter and I can always count on him whenever our house needs some repair. By the way, how much this costs?

- epicengraving.com

AlanReeves
AlanReeves

@jenniferdolitle the cost depends on a number of factors but the engraving could be done for $15 - $30, depending on the complexity, layout, and design.  Most of the cost could come from buying a good hammer since they can cost $20+.  Let me know if I can help