HAMMER THIS: What started innocently enough 50 years ago turned into a passion for Alaskan Dave Pahl. After years of collecting hammers, Pahl and his wife, Carol, opened The Hammer Museum in Haines, Alaska, in 2002. Today the museum has over 2,000 hammers and over 7,000 items in its collection. The Hammer Museum has claw hammers, blacksmiths’ hammers, hammers to lay railroad ties, farriers’ hammers and cobbler’s hammers, hammers from the Colonial days, and ones from the Industrial Revolution. • LINK
… In 2007, Dave completed and installed a big hammer in front of the museum. The handle of the 19-foot, 8-inch claw hammer is constructed from a 26-inch diameter spruce log. The hammer head is made of styrofoam and fiberglass.