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A +«-Drilling Hammer-»+

Below is the story of how I decorated a small sledge hammer with Christian themes. If you'd like me to do similar work for you, I gladly take commissions.

But Why?

I can't rightly say where this project started. I had always liked to play with Dad's little 5lb sledge hammer. Maybe I was exploring my newfound independence at college by buying a small drilling hammer of my own. I have enjoyed wood-burning when I was younger. Perhaps I was out of things to wood-burn, and decided on decorating the hammer. I don't recall how I came to the scriptural themes, but the days of creation and the Apostles Creed seemed appropriate, so that's what I did.

The Apostles Creed

On one side of the hammer is an excerp from the Apostles Creed. I showed it to my mother, and she said she couldn't puzzle out the meaning. Perhaps you can!

The Days of Creation

Again, the illustrations are offered without commentary.


Looking back, this project began a pattern of encoding scriptural references in ever more obtuse physical cyphers. We don't know where it will all end, but at least we know where it began.


Oh! Right! I remember why I started this project! I wanted to have a vampire-killing kit! Here's the hand-carved white oak stake that goes with it.

So, yeah, it's for killing vampires. Mystery solved!

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