Eddie the Blacksmith

After forty-some years in the family, an unfortunate encounter with the vacuum cleaner left Eddie without his hammer … and without his arm! Our friend Chris and her husband found Eddie on a Caribbean beach on the last day of their honeymoon. Eddie’s creator told them that he used shoe polish as a finish after he had carved Eddie.

The biggest challenge to this type of repair is coming up with a method to clamp the pieces back together while the glue is curing. Several elastic hair bands proved to be the ideal clamping solution for Eddie’s predicament.